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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

State v. Brown  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 112782

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions arising from his participation in two interconnected felony murders that were consolidated for trial. The two homicides were tied together by Defendant’s involvement, dr...

In re Boisseau (Disbarment)
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 8022
State v. Watkins  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 110702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kansas Offender Registration Act’s (KORA) requirements do not constitute punishment for Defendant’s underlying aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer crime. Defendant was convicted of aggravated assault on...

State v. Morales  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 111904

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s convictions on one count of identity theft and two counts of making a false information for using another person’s Social Security number to obtain restaurant employment, holding th...

State v. Ochoa-Lara  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 112322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s convictions on two count of identity theft, holding that Defendant’s prosecution was preempted by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b)(5)...

State v. Garcia  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 112502

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s convictions on one count of identity theft, holding that Defendant’s prosecution was preempted by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b)(5)...

In re Knopp - (Discharged from Probation)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 113368
State v. Tappendick  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 109272

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child for offenses he committed in 2008. At the time of his plea, the Kansas Offender Registration Act required lifetime registration. On...

Russell v. May  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 111671

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought by Plaintiff against three physicians for their alleged failure to timely diagnose her cancer, the district court erred in granting judgment as a matter of law and dismissing Dr. Terry Goering, Pla...

In re Raymond - (Disbarment)
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15504
In re Alig - (Disbarment)
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17358
State v. Shaylor  
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 108103

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for failure to register as a drug offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA). At the time of Defendant’s drug conviction in 2002, KORA did not impose a re...

In re Baldwin (Disbarment)
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16283
State v. Wingo  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 108275

Justia Opinion Summary: The registration requirements of the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA) as applied to violent offenders are not punishment or subject to the limitations of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution....

State v. Donaldson  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 109671

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, who challenged the registration requirements of the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA) as applied to violent offenders, was unable to satisfy the “clearest proof” standard because the record had not been...

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