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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

State v. Cheever - (Modified opinion on remand)
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 99988
In re Burson ( Disbarment)
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 10805
In re Nwakanma (Disbarment ) video
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 116773
State v. Wycoff video
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 110393
State v. Nece video
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 111401
State v. Ryce  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 111698

Justia Opinion Summary: In State v. Ryce, 368 P.3d 342 (Kan. 2016), (Ryce I) the Supreme Court held that Kan. Stat. Ann. 8-1025 was facially unconstitutional because it punishes an individual for withdrawing his consent to a search even the rig...

State v. Wilson video
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 112009
State v. Ashley  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 114052

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of first-degree felony murder and one count of attempted aggravated robbery. The court held (1) the circumstances of this case did not support the instructio...

State v. Perez  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 114554

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for first-degree premeditated murder, sexual exploitation of a child, eight counts of rape, and other offenses. The court held (1) any error in the admission of certain...

State v. Hachmeister  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 112260

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of 105 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The convictions stemmed from the police discovering child pornography on Defendant’s computer while investigating the homicide of Defendant’s mothe...

Consolver v. Hotze  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 110483

Justia Opinion Summary: Mahnaz Consolver hired attorney Bradley Pistotnik to represent her in her personal injury lawsuit. Consolver terminated Pistotnik without cause just before settlement. Thereafter, Consolver hired Stephen Brave, who settl...

Bogguess v. State  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 111299

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial on stipulated facts, Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and criminal possession of a firearm. The Supreme Court affirmed on...

State v. Baker  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 111915

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant appealed the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress, arguing that the warrantless search of his backpack...

State v. McDaniel  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 112513

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court erred when it refused Defendant’s initial pretrial request for a new attorney without any inquiry, and the presiding judge erred in making on-the-record observations about Defendant’s interactions with...

State v. Sims  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 114008

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of felony murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, and other offenses and sentenced under the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). In calculating Defendant’s criminal history, the sentencing...

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