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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...

ACLU seeks $51,000 in attorney fees from Kobach

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking $51,000 in legal fees from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for being held in contempt of...

Seat belt law stalls in conference committee

A bill that would have potentially turned the tables on car-crash victims who weren’t wearing a seat belt has stalled in a committee as...

UPDATED: Legislature passes bill compensating wrongfully convicted

A bill compensating the wrongfully convicted cleared the Kansas Legislature on Thursday, culminating a two-year effort to make good on past wrongs. The House joined the...

Budget negotiators withdraw ban on contempt fees for Kobach

(Developing: Will update) House budget negotiators on Tuesday backed off a proposal forcing Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay any legal fees for being...