March 4, 2024

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Tag: SB 40

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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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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Confusion reigns on emergency orders after judge issues SB 40 ruling

Morris County officials are operating as if Senate Bill 40 is still in effect thanks in part to the threat…

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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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School boards ignore legislative intent on SB 40 hearings

Mask mandates are slowly disappearing in Kansas counties. At a recent count, only five Kansas counties retain the mandates. However,…

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Blue Valley board to students and parents: No soup for you!

While watching the Blue Valley school board’s April 8 meeting to rule on parents’ requests for COVID mask accommodations for…

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Blue Valley district deprives parents of due process rights

The Blue Valley school district in Johnson County deprived two parents of their due process rights on Tuesday when the…

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