Kansas

212 ABA Journal articles on Kansas.

Teens too young to vote jump into Kansas governor race; bill would increase minimum age
State lawmakers in Kansas are reacting to the entry of six teenagers who are too young to vote but have entered the state's gubernatorial race.
Suspect faces charge in ‘swatting’ death; ex-solicitor general says laws must catch up to behavior

The Los Angeles Police Department was already investigating a series of hoaxes by a man implicated in a so-called swatting incident that led to the December shooting death of a…

Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen…

Letters: Dissecting Fake News
Can a general conquer the federal prison system?

The federal Bureau of Prisons faces a sea of troubles: Escalating medical costs, a prison population with little access to job training programs or computers, an institutional culture averse to…

Ex-con and Yale Law grad must prove ‘good moral character’ before being able to practice

A former convict who has graduated from Yale Law School and is an acclaimed author and poet now must prove his “good moral character” to Connecticut officials before he can…

Letters: Cert and corrections in the high court
Federal prosecutor admits she listened to recordings of attorney-client conversations, filing says

A federal prosecutor is no longer employed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, after admitting to her supervisor that she had listened to recorded attorney-client conversations, according…

Federal judge orders special master to investigate federal prosecutors after hard drive is erased

A federal judge in Kansas has ordered a special master to investigate federal prosecutors in Kansas in an expanding probe into how officials obtained and used recordings of lawyers meeting…

Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with obscure statute impossible

An obscure Kansas statute requires at least one lawyer from the state senate to participate in a committee that handles some claims against the state.

Compliance is impossible, however. For…

In five years, DA raises $1M for his office via diversion programs

A district attorney in Alabama has used diversion programs to consolidate his power and raise $1 million for his office over a five-year span, a newspaper investigation has found.

The…

Kansas attorney general apologizes for Dred Scott citation in abortion brief

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is apologizing for a brief citing the Dred Scott decision in defense of the state’s abortion law.

Schmidt withdrew the brief Wednesday, the Wichita…

Kansas brief cites Dred Scott decision in defending abortion law

Updated: A brief defending a Kansas abortion law cites the infamous Dred Scott decision to bolster its argument that the state constitution does not include a right to an abortion.

States can’t require proof of citizenship for federal elections, DC Circuit rules

State laws that require voters to show proof of citizenship for federal elections were blocked Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Georgia, Alabama and Kansas…

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyers meeting with their prisoner clients that were made by the Corrections Corporation of America and turned over in response to a grand jury subpoena,…

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