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Can a press release be Kansas legal precedent?

It may be the most talked-about press release in Kansas jurisprudence. Earlier this year when the Kansas Supreme Court threw out the cap on noneconomic...

Who’s who on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission

Over the years, this nine-member panel that largely works in obscurity has been the subject of hot debate in the Kansas Legislature. Supporters say the...

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...

Judicial panel recommends against equal-time parenting bill

A panel of legal professionals has turned thumbs down on a proposal that would force divorcing parents to share equal time with their children. The...

ACLU drops lawsuit over Israel boycott law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday dropped its lawsuit against Kansas over a law barring state contractors from boycotting Israel. The ACLU agreed to...

Kansas judicial branch adopts new parental leave policy

Outgoing Republican Jeff Colyer's parental leave idea for state employees is catching on elsewhere in state government. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday announced it...

Three Johnson County judicial nominees sent to governor

Gov. Laura Kelly is going to get a new judicial appointment, this time in Johnson County where she will select from three nominees to...

UPDATED: Supreme Court chief justice announces retirement

(Updated to reflect justice's relationship with the Legislature; previous interviews given by the justice; comments from the governor and leading Republican lawmaker; relevant links;...

Nominees seek Shawnee County judgeship

The 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in a little more than two weeks to pick a replacement for Judge Franklin Theis, who...

Masterson moves to force Senate to consider judicial confirmation at sine die

Just before the Senate adjourned early Sunday morning, Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson moved to force the chamber to consider judicial confirmation at sine...