Latest Kansas Supreme Court News

Kansas Supreme Court takes up overturned day care death case

Nov. 25, 2021 14:07 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to consider an appeals court decision overturning the conviction of a day care worker in the death of a 9-month-old. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is...

Threat charge against Topeka developer dropped

Nov. 16, 2021 11:52 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After seven years of legal battles, a criminal threat charge against Topeka developer Kent Lindemuth has been dismissed. Lindemuth was scheduled to go on trial Monday. But in an order of dismissal filed Friday, Assistant Shawnee County District...

Kansas Supreme Court debates judge who shared nude photos

Oct. 29, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a retired judge should be disciplined for sending nude photos of himself to an online site for swingers. The court heard arguments Thursday in the case of former Russell County Magistrate Judge Marty...

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into continuing. The Kansas Supreme...