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Kelly names defense attorney to JoCo judgeship

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named Overland Park defense lawyer Paul W. Burmaster to fill the Johnson County District Court vacancy created when Kevin...

Kansas Supreme Court justice retiring

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee Johnson announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after 12 years on the high court. Johnson was appointed to the...

‘Victory for the health of Kansas:’ Supreme Court upholds under-21 tobacco ban

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Topeka law banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 years old, preserving similar...

Kelly names Wyandotte County judge

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday named Assistant Wyandotte County Attorney Jane Sieve Wilson to serve out the term of retiring Chief Judge Wayne Lampson. Wilson...

Masterson delays push on judicial selection until 2020

Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson on Thursday backed off his push to force the Senate to debate a bill that would give the chamber...

Three Johnson County judicial nominees sent to governor

Gov. Laura Kelly is going to get a new judicial appointment, this time in Johnson County where she will select from three nominees to...

UPDATED: Senate judiciary chairman to ask for investigation of judge’s tweets

(Updated to reflect comments from Pyle and Hensley with statement from Jeffry Jack) A key lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to ask for an investigation...

State Supreme Court upholds precedent protecting bars, restaurants from alcohol liability

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 34-year-old legal precedent that insulates bars and restaurants from being sued by someone injured in a...

Masterson moves to force Senate to consider judicial confirmation at sine die

Just before the Senate adjourned early Sunday morning, Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson moved to force the chamber to consider judicial confirmation at sine...

Budget would allow KBI to investigate cybercrime for first time since 2012

Even as the amount of internet crime has ballooned in Kansas, state investigators have had few resources for combating theft in the digital era. Since...