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Schmidt names new solicitor general

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday appointed a new solicitor general to replace Toby Crouse, who was recently confirmed to a federal judgeship. Schmidt...

UPDATED: Former officers sue Highway Patrol

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(Updated to include more details from lawsuit with edits throughout) Two former Highway Patrol officers who were forced out last summer have gone to federal...

Auditors: KHP followed procedures for officers’ dismissal

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Legislative auditors concluded that the Kansas Highway Patrol adhered to state law when it fired two officers last summer. The auditors conducted an abbreviated 100-hour...

UPDATED: Kelly names third Supreme Court appointment

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(Updated to include fresh comments from Standridge, Kelly and Kansans for Life; excerpts from interview about the appointee's interests with edits throughout) Kansas Appeals Court...

U.S. Senate confirms Crouse for federal bench

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night confirmed Kansas Solicitor General Toby Crouse to a seat on the federal bench in Kansas. The Senate voted 50-43...

Kansas nominee for federal bench draws national opposition

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The nation's eyes have been riveted on the U.S. Senate's efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before the election. But there's...

Judges urge speedy-trial extension

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Some chief judges across the state say they will not be able to clear a backlog of cases to comply with a speedy-trial deadline...

KFL opposing Standridge for Supreme Court

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Kansans for Life on Friday renewed its opposition to Appeals Court Judge Melissa Standridge's candidacy for the Kansas Supreme Court. Standridge is one of 11...

GOP leadership asks chief justice to address case backlog

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Republican House leadership is asking the chief of justice of the Kansas Supreme Court to address the backlog of cases facing the court system...

Crouse nomination advances over Feinstein opposition

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Kansas Solicitor General Toby Crouse's nomination to the federal bench advanced to the full U.S. Senate on Thursday morning but not without a rebuke...