July 20, 2024

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Tag: Kansas Emergency Management Act

Kansas Justice Institute files legal brief in defense of SB 40

The Kansas Justice Institute argues that a legislative overhaul of the Kansas Emergency Act, known as Senate bill 40, should…

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AG’s office asks Kansas Supreme Court to grant SB 40 stay

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to pause a District Court judge’s ruling that the…

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Shawnee Mission asks Court to deny AG’s motion for stay in SB 40 case

Staying a judge’s ruling that upended Senate Bill 40 — an update to the Kansas Emergency Management Act–would harm school…

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AG’s office files notice to appeal SB 40 ruling, requests stay

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to press the pause button on a recent Johnson…

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Kansans face uncertainty as JoCo judge rules SB 40 ‘unenforceable’

Business owners, parents, and Kansas residents face uncertainty if counties or school boards issue new COVID-related mandates after a Johnson…

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Attorney General Derek Schmidt to intervene in SB 40 case

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced yesterday that his office is intervening in an SB 40 case. The AG’s office…

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Parent says SMSD retaliated against students with mask exemptions

Mistreatment of children with mask mandates surfaced in district court this week in a lawsuit prompted by the Shawnee Mission…

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Schools are spending $100k on mask lawsuit for 16 kids

The attorney representing parents of 16 students fighting for individual mask exemptions says the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts…

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Sandbar suit leads to legislative due process victory

The Sandbar in Lawrence yesterday dismissed a lawsuit that prompted Kansas legislators to fix the Kansas Emergency Management Act. Sandbar…

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KPI hosts free webinar on new emergency management law

Officials and citizens question what an updated law means for orders-related orders like curfews and stay-at-home orders. As of last…

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Legislature restricts Gov. Kelly’s power, adds liability protection

A 24-hour marathon legislative session last week added legislative and local government oversight to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s emergency management…

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