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Kansas federal appeals court nominee clears U.S. Senate committee

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning sent the nomination of federal appeals court nominee Rich Federico to the full Senate for approval. The...

Kansas judicial nominee quizzed about sentence recommendation, affirmative action

Republican U.S. senators pressed federal appeals court nominee Rich Federico of Kansas about a sentence he recommended as a public defender in a child...

UPDATED: Federal judge OKs modification of birth certificate consent order

(Updated to include comment from Lambda Legal) A federal judge on Thursday granted Attorney General Kris Kobach's request to modify the terms of a 2019...

Transgender Kansans allowed to intervene in gender marker case

Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson on Friday agreed to allow five transgender Kansans to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a state policy allowing...

State settles discrimination claim in JoCo court clerk’s office

The State Finance Council on Wednesday approved a $7,000 settlement with a Douglas County man who claimed that he was discriminated against in the...

State settles wrongful conviction lawsuit for $11.25 million

Gov. Laura Kelly and leading lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to pay a $11.25 million settlement to Floyd Bledsoe, who spent 16 years in prison...

Judge considers whether transgender Kansans can intervene in gender marker case

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a judge to allow five transgender Kansans to make their case for allowing Kansans to change...

State opens defense of election law at federal appeals court

The legal battle over the constitutionality of a 2021 election law that barred the mailing of advanced ballot applications with personalized voter information is...

Kansas chief justice’s special counsel to depart

The special counsel to Kansas Chief Justice Marla Luckert is leaving the judicial branch to take a job with the Council of State Governments...

State, abortion providers clash in court over informed-consent law

A landmark Kansas Supreme Court ruling that found a state constitutional right to an abortion loomed large Tuesday as the state defended its informed...