Judge poised to mandate Highway Patrol oversight; starts laying out terms


A federal judge appears ready to impose new oversight requirements on the Kansas Highway Patrol, setting aside the agency's arguments that her proposed injunction was too broad and would burden law enforcement.

"Defendant has not proposed any alternatives which would be less burdensome, or more narrowly tailored, yet achieve substantially the same goals," U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil wrote in an order she signed Aug. 30.

"The court therefore cannot properly evaluate whether any particular burden is 'undue' in light of the constitutional principles which must be vindicated in this case."

The judge is considering bringing the Highway . . .


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