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Second Disbarment For Domestic Violence

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney On September 18, 2018, the respondent was temporarily suspended in Kansas in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 203(c) (2019 Kan. S. Ct. R. 240), as a result of respondent's convictions of aggravated... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court, Kan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


United States: Becker v. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

The Kansas Supreme Court's recent ruling in Becker v. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company revived an investor's shot at recovering a $3.9 million judgment for legal malpractice against his former attorney's insurer.
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Missing In Action

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who accepted and neglected a personal injury claim. He made himself unavailable to the clients, as reflected by the hearing committee findings The respondent failed to inform W.D. that he moved his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Are there constitutional (and ethical) issues raised by allowing the family of murder victims to hire lawyers to assist prosecutors as "associate attorneys" in capital prosecution?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this very interesting local article from Kansas headlined "Despite doubts, judge allows private prosecutors in case of two slain deputies."  Here is the story, with one particular line emphasized: Over the objections of defense lawyers, and despite his own misgivings, a Wyandotte County judge said Wednesday he must allow private attorneys to assist in the prosecution of a man charged with killing two sheriff’s deputies. Antoine Fielder, 30, ...
Tags: Law, Kansas, Baths, Kansas Supreme Court, DuPree, Wyandotte County, Douglas A Berman, Rohrer, Mark Dupree, Theresa King, Patrick Rohrer, Antoine Fielder, Tom Bath, Tricia Bath Because Fielder, Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit, Jeff Dazey


United States: Client Alert Re: Becker V. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

The Kansas Supreme Court's recent ruling in Becker v. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company1 revived an investor's shot at recovering a $3.9 million judgment for legal malpractice
Tags: News, United States, Kansas Supreme Court, Becker, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance


Constitutional law roundup

Kansas Supreme Court rules 4-3 that cops can conduct warrantless search of private homes if they say they smell marijuana. Practical difference between this and “…whenever they please” is not clear [Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal] At Timbs v. Indiana oral argument, Court seems sympathetic to idea of applying Excessive Fines clause to the states [Robby Soave, Jacob Sullum, Ilya Somin, earlier here, here, and here] Notwithstanding Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh’s interjections, there is...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, America, Indiana, New Hampshire, Kansas, Constitutional Law, Fourth Amendment, Kansas Supreme Court, Whitaker, Cato, Cato Institute, Arizona Supreme Court


Government files invitation briefs, recommends just one grant

In the past few days, the federal government has filed a bevy of briefs expressing the views of the United States on issues ranging from the interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to California’s ban on foie gras. The justices often pay close attention to the government’s recommendations; if they follow that practice here, they are not likely to add many new cases from this batch to their docket, because the government recommended that the Supreme Court grant review in just one c...
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They Showed Him

The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected a jurisdictional argument and suspended an attorney This contested attorney discipline proceeding arises out of two separate matters handled by David P. Crandall. After the Disciplinary Administrator filed a formal complaint, the chairman of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Tax Crimes Draw Indefinite Suspension

Tax violations have led to an indefinite suspension of an attorney by the Kansas Supreme Court For years, the respondent engaged in the private practice of law in Kansas City, Kansas. The respondent was the sole proprietor of her law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Limited Scope Representation Did Not Cure Obvious Conflict

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a published censure for an attorney's misconduct in connection with a criminal case involving the death of a pedestrian hit by a "newer model Dodge Ram." A minority of the court would impose a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Grand Jury To Investigate Kobach, Kansas Supreme Court Affirms

A grand jury, summoned by a citizen’s petition, will investigate whether Kris Kobach or his office engaged in “destroying, obstructing, or failing to deliver online voter registration” in 2016, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Friday. Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and current Republican gubernatorial nominee, lost an appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court to review an appeals court’s ruling that Lawrence resident Steven Davis had met the legal requirement to summon a grand jury via petiti...
Tags: News, Kansas, Steven Davis, State, Kansas Supreme Court, Lawrence, Lawrence Journal World, Davis Davis, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Matt Shuham, Investigate Kobach Kansas Supreme Court, Journal World


Kansas Supreme Court rules school funding inadequate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court Monday ruled for the third time in two years that the state’s spending on public schools is inadequate despite an increase approved earlier this year, but gave the state another year to come up with more funding. The high court rejected arguments from the state that a […]
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Kansas Supreme Court says lawmakers did not boost school funding enough, gives Legislature a year to increase

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court says lawmakers did not boost school funding enough, gives Legislature a year to increase.
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Kansas court uphold law ending teachers’ guaranteed tenure

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a state law stripping public school teachers of guaranteed tenure does not violate the state or federal constitution
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Kansas Supreme Court sends DNA request back to lower court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has remanded a convicted man’s request for DNA testing back to Leavenworth County District Court for further review. The court on Friday reversed earlier rulings by a district judge and the Kansas Court of Appeals that denied the request from 39-year-old Gregory Mark George Jr., who is […]
Tags: News, Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka, Kansas Court of Appeals, Kan AP, Leavenworth County District Court, The Kansas Supreme Court, Nation & World, Gregory Mark George Jr


ACLU brings novel lawsuit against Kansas DA for failing to disclose diversion options to defendants

Late last year, the ACLU of Kansas last year produced this report titled "Choosing Incarceration" lamenting that prosecutors in Kansas often sought incarceration over available diversion programs.  Now, as details in this press release, the ACLU has taken its complaints to court: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a faith-based organization against a county prosecutor for failing to implement diversion programs in accordance with Kansas ...
Tags: Law, Aclu, New Orleans, Kansas, Wilson, Montgomery County, Kansas Supreme Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Orange County California, Markle, Kcf, Douglas A Berman, Larry Markle, Kansas DA, Somil Trivedi, Trone Center for Justice


One Hour Short: A Truly Exceptional Circumstance

In a bar case it called "unusual," the Kansas Supreme Court remanded a matter for an informal admonition This case arose out of Respondent's failure to act promptly on and communicate adequately about client A.B.'s request for a recalculation of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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A Truly Exceptional Circumstance

In a bar case it called "unusual," the Kansas Supreme Court remanded a matter for an informal admonition This case arose out of Respondent's failure to act promptly on and communicate adequately about client A.B.'s request for a recalculation of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


“Kansas Supreme Court expresses doubt about five-year, $525M education package”

“Kansas Supreme Court expresses doubt about five-year, $525M education package”: Tim Carpenter of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka Capital Journal, Tim Carpenter


Late Fee $100

The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for one year as a consequence of his practice after an administrative suspension. His annual dues payment arrived late and a $100 late fee was assessed but unpaid. He was suspended for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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No new grants, but four CVSGs

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket for their next term, which begins in October, but they did ask the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on four cases. Two of the cases in which the U.S. solicitor general has been asked to file briefs expressing the views of the United States are original actions – that is, lawsuits filed first in the Supreme Court – challenging state laws that seek to re...
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Kansas Supreme Court affirms Topeka man’s murder sentence

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man convicted in the 2013 killing of his girlfriend will remain in prison but will be resentenced. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed Andrew Charles Redick’s conviction for first-degree murder and arson in the strangling of 39-year-old Lena Ann Keithley. Redick was sentenced in 2014 to life in […]
Tags: News, Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka, Kan AP, The Kansas Supreme Court, Nation & World, Andrew Charles Redick, Lena Ann Keithley Redick


Where Brevity Is The Soul Of Injustice

The Kansas Supreme Court published its conclusions of misconduct by a former judge Respondent left the bench in the spring of 2017. But the primary misconduct occurred on September 7, 2016, while she was a judge. Accordingly, this court has... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Kansas Supreme Court Overturns Convictions in Double Murder

The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned a Topeka woman's convictions in the 2002 shooting deaths of her ex-husband and his fiancee.
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Practice Pointer: Do Not Appear At Bar Hearing While Intoxicated

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who offered to surrender his license after oral argument. He was intoxicated at his discipline hearing on four complaints. On February 8, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. a hearing panel of the Kansas... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Kansas Lawmakers Advance First Part of School Funding Fix

Kansas lawmakers have advanced the first piece of a plan for complying with a Kansas Supreme Court on public school funding.
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Kansas lawmakers advance first part of school funding fix

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have advanced the first piece of a plan for complying with a Kansas Supreme Court on public school funding. A special Senate committee on school finance approved a bill Thursday that would revise the state’s formula for distributing more than $4 billion a year to local school districts. The […]
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Ask the author: Antonin Scalia – “The Justice of Contradictions”

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Richard L. Hasen on the occasion of the publication of his book “The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption” (Yale University Press, 2018, pp. 226). Richard Hasen is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, and is co-author of a leading cas...
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Kansas Seeks Temporary Suspension Of Attorney Who Appeared For Bar Hearing While Intoxicated

A disciplinary matter argued this week before the Kansas Supreme Court involved a situation characterized by the Deputy Disciplinary Administrator as one that has "never been presented in the history of our office." Deputy Administrator Kimberly Knoll advised the court... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Kimberly Knoll


Report: Changes in federal tax laws to boost Kansas revenues

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report projects that Kansas will collect more than $505 million in additional revenues over the next three years because of changes in federal income tax laws. The state Department of Revenue’s report Wednesday was good news for legislators as they wrestle with a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to boost […]
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