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Agreement reached on speedy trial bill

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Prosecutors and defense attorneys have reached an agreement to preserve the state's speedy trial law but suspend the statute for three years to give...

Kelly nominates prosecutor to appeals court

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday night nominated a Sedgwick County prosecutor to a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals, replacing Carl Folsom III...

Bill seeks to lift cap on defense attorney pay

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Kansas would be able to pay more for private lawyers who take on defense cases for the state under legislation considered by a House...

Kelly nominates first woman of color to appeals court

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday nominated a Lawrence attorney with a legal practice focused on healthcare, employment law and business to the Kansas Court...

UPDATED: House committee rejects judicial pay raises

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(Updated late Wednesday to add more reporting; clarifies previous raises for court staffers with edits throughout) The House budget-writing committee on Wednesday set aside a...

Kelly names new Johnson County judge

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday named Chris Jayaram of Overland Park as a new district judge in the 10th Judicial District, which covers Johnson...

Balloting for latest Court of Appeals opening

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Lawrence attorney Jacy J. Hurst led three rounds of balloting when a screening committee recently recommended her and two others for a seat on...

Six women file sexual harassment lawsuit against KHP

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Six former and current employees of the Kansas Highway Patrol on Friday filed a federal lawsuit against top officers at the agency, accusing them...

ACLU seeks $3.3 million in legal fees for citizenship case

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The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking $3.3 million in legal fees after prevailing in its legal battle to stop the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement...

Screening panel recommends 3 for appeals court

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A couple familiar names who have come up short for judgeships in the last couple years are among a group of finalists who have...