Kansas

234 ABA Journal Kansas articles.

Custody litigant requests ‘trial by combat,’ suggesting it be carried out with Japanese swords
A custody litigant has filed a motion in an Iowa court seeking a “trial by combat” with his ex-wife and her lawyer.
Defendant doesn’t automatically get new trial because judge nodded off, top state court rules
A man convicted of assault and weapons charges isn’t automatically entitled to a new trial just because the judge nodded off during a portion of testimony, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.
Lawyer pleads guilty in connection with cyberattacks on Leagle and RipoffReport
A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, will have to pay about $430,000 after pleading guilty in connection with a cyberattack on websites that posted negative information about him.
Federal judge reprimanded for ‘very serious’ long-term misbehavior involving employees and felon
A federal judge in Kansas has been publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing court employees, having an extramarital relationship with a convicted felon on probation and being late for court engagements.
Cap on pain-and-suffering damages violates Kansas Constitution, state supreme court says

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday that a cap on noneconomic damages violates the right to a jury trial under the state constitution’s Bill of Rights.

The court…

ABA supports use of traditional insanity defense in death-row inmate’s petition

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, the ABA said it supports Kansas death-row inmate James Kraig Kahler’s petition to reverse the Kansas Supreme Court…

Ruling in law firm’s case, 9th Circuit upholds structure of US consumer agency

Another federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—this time in an appeal by a law firm challenging a civil investigative…

Kansas Supreme Court rules state constitution guarantees abortion rights, even if Roe is overturned
A decision by the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday means that even if Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortions would stay legal in the state.
Supreme Court to decide whether registration check justified traffic stop

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether an officer had reasonable suspicion to pull over the driver of a truck after a registration check showed that the…

Plaintiffs seeking more school funding are using states’ own performance requirements to win

Parents and school districts have been suing over school funding, using state-mandated performance standards to argue that states aren’t living up to their end of the bargain—and they’re winning.

Can states curtail insanity defense? Supreme Court to decide
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the Constitution prevents the state of Kansas from curtailing the insanity defense.
Children paid for sex acts were aggressors, judge says while sentencing 67-year-old man

Prosecutors in Leavenworth County, Kansas, are considering an appeal after a judge suggested that two girls, ages 13 and 14, were the aggressors in a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old…

Kansas AG argues no right to voter data privacy in federal court
The Kansas attorney general’s office is defending Kris Kobach, the outgoing Kansas secretary of state, by saying there is no right to privacy when it comes to state voter data, according to recent federal court filings.
Will abortion controversies get Supreme Court hearing? Planned Parenthood funding cases await action

Several abortion cases working their way through the courts could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, although it’s unclear whether the court will want to take up the politically…

Bull-riding accident lawyer is accused in cyberattacks against websites critical of him

A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, has been charged in alleged cyberattacks on two websites that posted materials critical of his work, as well as a law firm website.

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