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237 ABA Journal Kansas articles.

Letters: Cert and corrections in the high court
Federal prosecutor admits she listened to recordings of attorney-client conversations, filing says

A federal prosecutor is no longer employed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, after admitting to her supervisor that she had listened to recorded attorney-client conversations, according…

Federal judge orders special master to investigate federal prosecutors after hard drive is erased

A federal judge in Kansas has ordered a special master to investigate federal prosecutors in Kansas in an expanding probe into how officials obtained and used recordings of lawyers meeting…

Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with obscure statute impossible

An obscure Kansas statute requires at least one lawyer from the state senate to participate in a committee that handles some claims against the state.

Compliance is impossible, however. For…

In five years, DA raises $1M for his office via diversion programs

A district attorney in Alabama has used diversion programs to consolidate his power and raise $1 million for his office over a five-year span, a newspaper investigation has found.

The…

Kansas attorney general apologizes for Dred Scott citation in abortion brief

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is apologizing for a brief citing the Dred Scott decision in defense of the state’s abortion law.

Schmidt withdrew the brief Wednesday, the Wichita…

Kansas brief cites Dred Scott decision in defending abortion law

Updated: A brief defending a Kansas abortion law cites the infamous Dred Scott decision to bolster its argument that the state constitution does not include a right to an abortion.

States can’t require proof of citizenship for federal elections, DC Circuit rules

State laws that require voters to show proof of citizenship for federal elections were blocked Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Georgia, Alabama and Kansas…

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyers meeting with their prisoner clients that were made by the Corrections Corporation of America and turned over in response to a grand jury subpoena,…

Gunman invaded chief judge’s home, held him hostage for 6 hours before release, authorities say

The chief judge of Finney County, Kansas, was held hostage for nearly six hours at his own home by a gunman on Tuesday, before being released unharmed, authorities say.

The…

Kansas Supreme Court gives lawmakers until June 30 to fix school funding inequities

The latest Kansas law aimed at fixing school funding inequities violates the state constitution, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

The court gave lawmakers a June 30 deadline to…

Federal judge orders Kansas to register to vote about 18,000 people who lacked citizenship proof

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Kansas officials to process federal voter-registration applications of about 18,000 Kansans who were turned down for failing to provide documentation of citizenship when they…

Kansas Supreme Court issues three opinions then overrules them on the same day

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in three opinions on Friday that the state’s sex offender registry law can’t be applied retroactively, then overruled itself in a fourth opinion issued the…

Man serving 20-year term in drug case gets concurrent time in lawyer’s death

Already serving a 20-year federal prison term for cocaine trafficking, Calah Johnson was sentenced Monday to another concurrent 20-year term in Missouri state court for accidentally shooting to death a…

Collection lawyer takes mail fraud plea, admits diverting $1.2M in payments from medical client

Disbarred collections attorney Alan Gallas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court in Kansas City.

The 64-year-old founding partner of Gallas & Schultz admitted that he had…

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