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

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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...

Attorney general seeks to limit local government lawsuits

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

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

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

UPDATED: KFL looking to 2020 for constitutional amendment

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(Updated to correct that state constitutional amendments were passed to ensure that abortion rights are not protected) Kansans for Life will wait until next year...

Kansas will allow small, peaceful protests in Capitol without permits during veto session

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The American Civil Liberties Union has reached a temporary agreement with state officials to allow peaceful protests in the Capitol without a permit during...

Controversial judge announces his retirement

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District Judge Jeffry Jack, whose nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals was derailed by his angry Twitter posts, is retiring. The Labette County judge...

Jack nomination renews debate over judicial selection

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An old debate is getting renewed life in the Kansas Legislature after Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals collapsed this...

New transparency comes to judicial selection

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The panel that helps pick state Supreme Court justices will soon have to open the drapes into its deliberations when it vets candidates for...

NEW: Churches challenge governor’s executive order in court

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Two churches are suing Gov. Laura Kelly over her executive order limiting mass gatherings at church services in an effort to slow the spread...

How they voted: Balloting for judicial candidates

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Here is a look at how each of the nine members of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission voted in recommending three candidates to Gov....