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Historic Supreme Court term for Kansas

Monday marked a historic moment in Kansas legal history. When the U.S. Supreme Court started its new term Monday, it heard the first of three...

UPDATED: KFL looking to 2020 for constitutional amendment

(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...

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...

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...

Jack nomination renews debate over judicial selection

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...

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

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

New transparency comes to judicial selection

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

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New Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert has withdrawn from giving the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature.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

Protesters dealt setback in Capitol free speech case

A federal judge has dealt a setback to a group of protesters who challenged statehouse rules, contending the regulations violated their free speech rights. A...

Controversial judge announces his retirement

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...