Latest Kansas Supreme Court News

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...

Ruling: City conviction requires sex offender registration

Aug. 27, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a man's municipal conviction for sexual battery requires him to register as a sex offender. The 5-2 decision comes in the case of Asnake H. Adem, who was convicted in 2018 of sexual battery in violation of...

Kansas can enforce COVID-inspired limits on officials' power

Aug. 24, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People who oppose mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings imposed by Kansas counties can challenge them in court and obtain a ruling within 10 days — at least for now — because of a decision Tuesday by the state's highest court. ...

Topeka lawyer disbarred after hit-and-run crash conviction

Aug. 15, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka attorney who was convicted in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been disbarred. The Kansas Supreme Court revoked Roy Artman's law license because of his role in the fatal 2016 crash that killed 29-year-old Anthony Espinoza. He was found guilty...

Eudora woman's conviction in day care death overturned

Aug. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Eudora woman who was convicted of murder in the death of a boy at her day care should get a new trial because her attorney during the trial was ineffective, the Kansas Court of Appeals court ruled Friday. The court overturned the conviction of...

Kansas Court: Man who killed woman not a sex offender

Jul. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who beat an Overland Park woman and then left her to die does not have to register as a sex offender, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday. Korrey Raine White Rinke was sentenced i n December 2019 to life in prison with a chance of parole in...