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UPDATED: Judge orders Kobach to pay $26,000 for contempt of court order

(Updated to reflect inability to reach Kobach; adds context about debate over paying the fine; edits throughout) A  federal judge on Wednesday ordered Secretary of...

Court of appeals applicants: A closer look

As last week came to a close, Gov.-elect Laura Kelly released the names of 18 applicants for a seat on the Kansas Court of...

Budget negotiators withdraw ban on contempt fees for Kobach

(Developing: Will update) House budget negotiators on Tuesday backed off a proposal forcing Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay any legal fees for being...

ACLU seeks $51,000 in attorney fees from Kobach

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking $51,000 in legal fees from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for being held in contempt of...

Seat belt law stalls in conference committee

A bill that would have potentially turned the tables on car-crash victims who weren’t wearing a seat belt has stalled in a committee as...

UPDATED: Legislature passes bill compensating wrongfully convicted

A bill compensating the wrongfully convicted cleared the Kansas Legislature on Thursday, culminating a two-year effort to make good on past wrongs. The House joined the...

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...

UPDATED: Kansas takes employer’s side in transgender discrimination case

(Updated to reflect comment from attorney general; inserts comment from lawmaker and state Equality Coalition) Kansas is among 16 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court...

Supreme Court gives new life to retaliation case

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday gave new life to a case in which a state trooper said he was retaliated against for successfully...

UPDATED: Judge orders Johnson County election commissioner to make records available

(Updated to include interview with Hammet, more details about the lawsuit; edits throughout) A state judge on Thursday ordered the Johnson County election commissioner to...