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State Supreme Court upholds precedent protecting bars, restaurants from alcohol liability

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a 34-year-old legal precedent that insulates bars and restaurants from being sued by someone injured in a...

UPDATED: Senate judiciary chairman to ask for investigation of judge’s tweets

(Updated to reflect comments from Pyle and Hensley with statement from Jeffry Jack) A key lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to ask for an investigation...

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...

Masterson delays push on judicial selection until 2020

Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson on Thursday backed off his push to force the Senate to debate a bill that would give the chamber...

Kelly names Wyandotte County judge

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday named Assistant Wyandotte County Attorney Jane Sieve Wilson to serve out the term of retiring Chief Judge Wayne Lampson. Wilson...

‘Victory for the health of Kansas:’ Supreme Court upholds under-21 tobacco ban

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Topeka law banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 years old, preserving similar...

Kansas Supreme Court justice retiring

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee Johnson announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after 12 years on the high court. Johnson was appointed to the...

Kelly names defense attorney to JoCo judgeship

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named Overland Park defense lawyer Paul W. Burmaster to fill the Johnson County District Court vacancy created when Kevin...

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...