June 23, 2024

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Tag: Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Supreme Court convenes special session in Lansing

The state Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases at the Lansing Middle School Auditorium before an estimated crowd of…

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Some districts still pay dues to Schools for Fair Funding

More than four years after the Kansas Supreme Court compelled school funding to be increased by more than $1 billion,…

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Audit: Economic development ‘incentives’ don’t cover costs to taxpayers

A recent audit of economic development “incentive” programs by the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit found that — while…

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Kansas Supreme Court: KORA requires production of electronic records

A recent Kansas Supreme Court decision has put public records custodians on notice — under the Kansas Open Records Act…

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KS Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall resigns teaching position over free speech issues

Just over a month after an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law labeled a speech that…

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Supreme Court refers ‘big box’ property tax case to Board of Tax Appeals

The Kansas Supreme Court today released its opinion on Johnson County’s appeal on Walmart property tax valuations dealing with so-called…

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Gene Bicknell wins his tax case against the state of Kansas

Businessman and former Kansan Gene Bicknell won his 15-year tax dispute with the State of Kansas in a unanimous decision…

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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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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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Supreme Court issues stay in SB 40 case

After intervention by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case involving…

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Bicknell on tax fight: ‘They’re just waiting on me to die’

Just over three years ago, former Pittsburg resident and pizza magnate O. Gene Bicknell filed suit against the state of…

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Criminal case backlog creates pressure to amend speedy trial law

Alleged criminals awaiting trials in Kansas could be released without having their day in court for lack of a speedy…

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SCOTUS overturns Kansas Supremes again, legislators call for changes to appointment process

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has again overturned the Kansas Supreme Court, after vacating a decision that would have…

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Kansas senator calls for change in judicial selection

Prompted by the announced retirement of two Kansas Supreme Court justices, Senator Ty Masterson is calling for a change in…

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Local attorney addresses constitutional issues at Wichita forum

Local attorney Richard Peckham spoke recently at a meeting of the Wichita chapter of Republican Women United about state and…

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SFFF diverts $8.4 million from classrooms to pay lawyers

Kansas public school districts have paid more than $8.4 million in membership fees to Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF), an…

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School district lawyers say $1 billion isn’t enough to resolve Gannon suit

Legislators just increased school funding another $90 million per year, bringing the total being phased in through the 2023 school…

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Court rejects Kelly’s request to file school finance brief

The Kansas Supreme Court denied Gov. Laura Kelly’s request to file an amicus brief in the on-going school financing lawsuit…

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Right-sizing courts could raise judicial pay

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss wants another $22 million to improve judicial pay but right-sizing Kansas courts could…

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Delay in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Decision Has Watchers Wondering

Democrats or abortion-friendly moderates appointed six of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court. As is perhaps even more…

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Poll: Kansans Overwhelmingly Want the Court Out of Their Schools

Last week, the Kansas Supreme Court decided the additional $818 million Kansas lawmakers approved to fund public schools over the…

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Kansas GOP Leaders, Candidates Say ‘Not So Fast’ To $$$-Hungry Court

The decision Monday by the Kansas Supreme Court that the latest effort by Kansas lawmakers to appease the court was…

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Breaking: Kansas Supreme Court Says We Want Mo’ Taxpayer Money

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Monday that the “State has not met the adequacy requirement in Article 6 of the…

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