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Top federal prosecutor backs Folsom for judgeship

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Stephen R. McAllister, the U.S. attorney for Kansas, is backing federal public defender Carl Folsom III for a seat on the state's appellate court. McAllister,...

Proposal would repeal speedy-trial law

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Kansas prosecutors have come up with a plan for relieving a backlog of court cases that stalled when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state,...

Folsom facing another tough confirmation fight

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Federal public defender Carl Folsom III appears to be headed for another difficult nomination fight for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. A top...

UPDATED: Supreme Court upholds workers comp changes

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(Updated to include comments from workers compensation lawyer and Kansas Chamber) The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday dealt a defeat to a workers’ compensation case...

Pandemic compensation case delayed

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A court case that could decide whether the state should cover business losses suffered because of the shutdown during the pandemic has been delayed...

Sixteen seek appeals court seat

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Gov. Laura Kelly's judicial screening committee will meet next month to consider 16 candidates seeking a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals that...

Business seeks compensation for pandemic shutdown

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A Sedgwick County gym is testing the legal waters over whether state government should cover revenue losses suffered amid the economic shutdown during the...

Schmidt names new solicitor general

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday appointed a new solicitor general to replace Toby Crouse, who was recently confirmed to a federal judgeship. Schmidt...

UPDATED: Former officers sue Highway Patrol

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(Updated to include more details from lawsuit with edits throughout) Two former Highway Patrol officers who were forced out last summer have gone to federal...

Auditors: KHP followed procedures for officers’ dismissal

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Legislative auditors concluded that the Kansas Highway Patrol adhered to state law when it fired two officers last summer. The auditors conducted an abbreviated 100-hour...