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Bill would raise judicial retirement age

Lawmakers are considering a measure that would increase the mandatory retirement age for state judges to 80. Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller asked the Senate...

BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses judicial salary case

(Updated to include response from House speaker and more details about salaries) The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by six judges...

Attorney general seeks to limit local government lawsuits

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is backing a bill that would limit local governments from bringing lawsuits similar to litigation seeking damages resulting from...

Panel recommends three candidates for Supreme Court

A judicial nominating panel on Friday recommended three candidates for a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court, including a state appeals court judge, a...

Longest-serving appeals court judge to retire

Gov. Laura Kelly is going to get her fourth appellate court appointment with the announcement that the longest serving judge on the Kansas Court...

Chief justice withdraws from legislative address

New Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert has withdrawn from giving the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature. Luckert pulled out...

UPDATED: Judges file lawsuit against Legislature over pay

(Updated to reflect that the judicial branch is only asking for salary increases for fiscal year 2021) Six trial judges are asking the Kansas Supreme...

UPDATED: Governor names Wilson to Supreme Court

(Updated to reflect comments from the governor, the new justice, Kansans for Life and Sen. Ty Masterson; Also corrects that Gerald Schultz was among...

17 candidates – old and new – line up for Supreme Court

A mix of new and familiar names are lining up to replace Chief Justice Lawton Nuss on the state Supreme Court. Many of the 17...

Schmidt declines opinion on nondiscrimination laws

Attorney General Derek Schmidt is bowing out of the controversy over municipal nondiscrimination laws. Schmidt this week turned down Overland Park's request to sort out...