February 24, 2024

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Tag: Kansas Justice Institute

The Cozy restaurant owner sues the City of Salina over mural restrictions

According to a release from Kansas Justice Institute, Steve Howard, the owner of iconic burger joint “The Cozy Inn”  filed…

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Intense debate on asset forfeiture reforms in competing House, Senate bills

While civil libertarians and the law enforcement community debated the merits of asset forfeiture — the seizure of property and/or…

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Kansas lawmakers discuss reform of civil asset forfeiture law

Standards of proof required for civil asset forfeiture, the process through which a law enforcement agency may seize and take…

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Kansas mom sues state cosmetology board over a sugaring licensing requirement

Sugaring, an ancient Egyptian form of hair removal that dates back 30,000 years, is at the center of a constitutional…

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Ottawa beekeeper wins sweet victory for home-based businesses

People in Ottawa, Kansas who want home-based businesses to sell honey and produce won a victory recently, thanks to Ellen…

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Legal experts savage the Marion County Record affidavit

Two Kansas legal experts are not mincing words about the affidavit used to secure the search warrant that led to…

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County Attorney Joel Ensey: “insufficient evidence” for raid on Marion County Record

Marion County Attorney Joel Ensey issued a stunning press release, saying yesterday he reviewed the warrant application for the raid…

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Cowley County dog trainers lose first round of warrantless search ruling

Award-winning bird dog trainer and handler Scott Johnson and his wife Harlene Hoyt were dealt a setback in federal court…

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Board of Tax Appeals hands Truth in Taxation victory to KJI, Baldwin City taxpayers

In a victory for the Kansas Justice Institute and Baldwin City taxpayers, the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals on Thursday,…

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Taxpayer, KJI say USD 348 violated revenue-neutral property tax law

When the Baldwin City USD 348 Board of Education raised property taxes a whopping 17.8% this year, the board also…

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Institute for Justice report cites abuses of civil asset forfeiture

The case of Richard Martinez, whose classic 1959 Corvette was seized by the Kansas Highway Patrol — which then spent…

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‘Innocent Owner’ finally gets his Corvette back from Kansas Highway Patrol

Richard Martinez will finally get his classic Corvette back — from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Martinez bought the 1959 Corvette…

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Eyebrow threading law gives workers liberty to make a living

In a final victory for a Kansas couple wanting to hire another family member to provide eyebrow threading in their…

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Ohio mom prevails in free speech case over local school board

An Ohio mother filed a free speech lawsuit in federal court against her school board after being ordered to “zip…

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Legislation finalizes raw milk free speech win in court

Got raw milk? If you produce it, you can now advertise it wherever you wish. Governor Kelly recently signed into…

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KEMA overhaul protects due process, privacy, prevents mask mandates

A revision to the Kansas Emergency Management Act (KEMA) that would limit the ability of local governments and school boards…

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Kansas Supreme Court reverses district court ruling on SB 40

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling from a district court judge declaring Senate Bill 40, — which gave due…

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KS Supreme Court sets date for SB 40 hearing

Save the date.  The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a new law stands on Oct. 26. The…

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Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options,…

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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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KS Highway Patrol fights to destroy innocent man’s classic Corvette

When Richard Martinez bought a 1959 Corvette from an Indiana used car dealer, the Kansas man had no reason to…

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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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Kansas Justice Institute on Becerra First Amendment victory

The  U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra that it is unconstitutional for California…

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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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