Latest Kansas Supreme Court News

Judge: 2019 ruling nullifies Kansas abortion procedure ban

Apr. 07, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a Kansas law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure is “unconstitutional and unenforceable” under a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling protecting abortion rights. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa...

Funds for Kansas schools tied to GOP right's 'choice' plan

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican lawmakers on Wednesday tied funding for Kansas' public schools to a proposal that would allow parents of academically struggling students to use state dollars to pay for private schooling. Republican negotiators for the state...

Plan advances to create Kansas child advocate in AG's office

Mar. 29, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Monday advanced a measure to create a Kansas child advocate's position in the attorney general's office, rejecting a bipartisan alternative in a debate clouded by the 2022 governor's race. The Senate Judiciary Committee...

Shooter at Kansas Jewish centers appeals death sentence

Mar. 29, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The death sentence of an avowed anti-Semite who fatally shot three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites in 2014 should be overturned because he was incapable of understanding the legal intricacies when he represented himself at trial and during sentencing, his...

Kansas Supreme Court suspends foul-mouthed judge from bench

Mar. 02, 2021 13:50 PM EST

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts was on Friday suspended from the bench for one year. The Kansas Supreme...