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Court order eases concerns about emergency management law

A new administrative order issued by the Kansas Supreme Court erases some of the concerns voiced about how the state's new emergency management law...

UPDATED: Speedy-trial bill wins Senate approval

(Updated to reflect final vote) The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a bill suspending the state's speedy trial rights for two years, an alternative to...

House passes speedy trial compromise

The Kansas House on Thursday approved an agreement between prosecutors and defense lawyers that is intended to help relieve a backlog in the court...

Agreement reached on speedy trial bill

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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