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Schmidt advises governor against moving ahead with new court nomination

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt late Tuesday advised Gov. Laura Kelly against filling the appeals court position left open with the failed nomination of...

Kelly nominates Jack for appellate judgeship

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday nominated Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack for a seat on the state appeals court. Jack, a former state lawmaker...

Supreme Court agrees to hear workers’ comp case

The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to review a workers' compensation case that could potentially award more money to employees injured in the workplace. The...

UPDATED: Judge orders Johnson County election commissioner to make records available

(Updated to include interview with Hammet, more details about the lawsuit; edits throughout) A state judge on Thursday ordered the Johnson County election commissioner to...

Court of appeals applicants: A closer look

As last week came to a close, Gov.-elect Laura Kelly released the names of 18 applicants for a seat on the Kansas Court of...

Judicial panel recommends against equal-time parenting bill

A panel of legal professionals has turned thumbs down on a proposal that would force divorcing parents to share equal time with their children. The...

Kansas judicial branch adopts new parental leave policy

Outgoing Republican Jeff Colyer's parental leave idea for state employees is catching on elsewhere in state government. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday announced it...

UPDATED: Kansas takes employer’s side in transgender discrimination case

(Updated to reflect comment from attorney general; inserts comment from lawmaker and state Equality Coalition) Kansas is among 16 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court...

UPDATED: Judge orders Kobach to pay $26,000 for contempt of court order

(Updated to reflect inability to reach Kobach; adds context about debate over paying the fine; edits throughout) A  federal judge on Wednesday ordered Secretary of...

ACLU drops lawsuit over Israel boycott law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday dropped its lawsuit against Kansas over a law barring state contractors from boycotting Israel. The ACLU agreed to...