- Analysis: Power struggle heart of debate over Kansas courts Updated: Feb-06-16 10:11 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A legislative dispute over how Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected is a political struggle over whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters can make their conservative fiscal and social policies stick well into the future.
- Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House rejected a proposal Thursday that would give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
- State high court to convene next month at Topeka High School Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court will be conducting a special evening session at Topeka High School next month as part of its ongoing outreach efforts to familiarize state residents with the court.
- Kansas AG: Debate over courts to go on until voters step in Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators aren't going to end a decade-long debate over remaking the state Supreme Court until they put a ballot question on how the justices are selected before voters, Attorney General Derek Schmidt told Republican lawmakers Tuesday.
- Kansas court ponders greenhouse gas limits for coal plant Updated: Jan-28-16 3:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court considered Thursday whether the state can avoid limiting greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant despite the federal government's efforts to combat climate change.
- Efforts to repeal Kansas death penalty may be stalled Updated: Jan-24-16 3:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the death sentences of three convicted murderers in Kansas may undermine support for a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty, a sponsor of the measure said.
- Rulings in Kansas cases revive conservatives' push on courts Updated: Jan-23-16 11:26 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies are trying to revive their push to remake Kansas' courts by stoking public outrage over its recent rulings on abortion and the death penalty.
- Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.
- The Latest: As Kansas court blocks law, governor is honored Updated: Jan-22-16 6:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on the Kansas Court of Appeals decision on whether to allow the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method (all times local):
- Kansas Supreme Court voids Wichita marijuana ordinance Updated: Jan-22-16 10:52 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The highest court in Kansas has struck down a Wichita voter-approved ordinance that reduces penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
- Kansas Supreme Court upholds ex-lawman's murder conviction Updated: Jan-15-16 11:34 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former Kansas lawman accused of killing his wife and setting their house on fire to hide evidence as their two young sons slept down the hall.
- The Latest: Kansas governor defends merit pay for teachers Updated: Jan-14-16 7:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on developments Thursday in the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Legislative panels approve bills to keep Kansas courts open Updated: Jan-14-16 4:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators moved quickly Thursday to see that the state's courts remain open despite a legal dispute that's threatening the judiciary's entire budget.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jan-12-16 8:01 am
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