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Kelly names Lenexa prosecutor to bench

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Gov. Laura Kelly turned to a candidate with experience as a prosecutor to fillĀ  a seat on the bench in the 6th Judicial District. Kelly...

Legal bills surpass $1 million in defense of voting laws

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The cost of defending election laws enacted in 2021 has now surpassed $1 million as the litigation winds its way through the federal and...

NEW: Biden to nominate federal public defender to appeals court bench

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A federal public defender with a deep military legal background who once represented Guantanamo detainees charged with war crimes is President Joe Biden's pick...

Johnson County allowed to intervene in ‘unusual, very difficult’ case with sheriff

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A Johnson County judge on Tuesday agreed to let Johnson County government intervene in a lawsuit that Sheriff Calvin Hayden brought independently against an...

UPDATED: Kobach to oppose intervention of transgender Kansans in gender marker case

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(Updated to correct that Watson blocked the Department of Revenue from making gender marker changes not the law) Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach said Wednesday...

UPDATED: Judge rules in favor of former KHP superintendent in lawsuit

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(Updated to include comment from Highway Patrol.) A federal judge has ruled in favor of former Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Herman Jones in a lawsuit...

Judge refuses to allow Kansas to change gender markers on driver’s license

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration lost a round in court Wednesday to reinstate a policy allowing transgender Kansans to change their gender markers on driver's...

Conservative legal group joins Kobach in defending abortion law

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(Will be updated as warranted) A high-powered conservative legal group with deep pockets has joined Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach in defending a state law...

Federal judge limits election plaintiff’s ability to bring lawsuits

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A federal judge is restricting the ability of a former U.S. Senate candidate to bring lawsuits against state and federal officials after she whipped...

Sheriff defends right to bring independent lawsuit

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Johnson County Sheriff Cal Hayden says he has the "authority, autonomy and independence" to bring a civil lawsuit without the oversight of the Johnson...