Kansas

217 ABA Journal articles on Kansas.

Kris Kobach is held in contempt for failing to tell some would-be voters of eligibility

A federal judge has held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to follow court orders after she barred enforcement of a law that required…

Waterpark co-owner is charged with reckless murder in connection with boy’s death on ride

The co-owner of a Kansas waterpark has been arrested in Texas and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on what…

Lawyer who was apparently intoxicated at discipline hearing agrees to disbarment
A Kansas lawyer who was asked to take blood alcohol tests during his disciplinary hearing has agreed to disbarment after the tests indicated he was intoxicated.
Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

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…

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