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Top federal prosecutor backs Folsom for judgeship

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

(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

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...