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237 ABA Journal Kansas articles.

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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Educating the community about judicial independence can help preserve it

Community support for independent judiciaries is key to their continued development and existence. However, this support can be a challenge to build, given the political and social diversity of individuals…

Judge strikes down Kansas voter ID law and orders Kris Kobach to take additional CLE
A federal judge has struck down Kansas’ voter ID law and ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to take additional continuing legal education classes for “repeated and flagrant violations” of federal rules requiring disclosure of evidence before trial.
Kris Kobach is held in contempt for failing to tell some would-be voters of eligibility

A federal judge has held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to follow court orders after she barred enforcement of a law that required…

Waterpark co-owner is charged with reckless murder in connection with boy’s death on ride

The co-owner of a Kansas waterpark has been arrested in Texas and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on what…

Lawyer who was apparently intoxicated at discipline hearing agrees to disbarment
A Kansas lawyer who was asked to take blood alcohol tests during his disciplinary hearing has agreed to disbarment after the tests indicated he was intoxicated.
Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

Teens too young to vote jump into Kansas governor race; bill would increase minimum age
State lawmakers in Kansas are reacting to the entry of six teenagers who are too young to vote but have entered the state's gubernatorial race.
Suspect faces charge in ‘swatting’ death; ex-solicitor general says laws must catch up to behavior

The Los Angeles Police Department was already investigating a series of hoaxes by a man implicated in a so-called swatting incident that led to the December shooting death of a…

Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen…

Letters: Dissecting Fake News
Can a general conquer the federal prison system?

The federal Bureau of Prisons faces a sea of troubles: Escalating medical costs, a prison population with little access to job training programs or computers, an institutional culture averse to…

Ex-con and Yale Law grad must prove ‘good moral character’ before being able to practice

A former convict who has graduated from Yale Law School and is an acclaimed author and poet now must prove his “good moral character” to Connecticut officials before he can…

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