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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

Pener v. King video
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 114850
In re Biscanin Per Curiam video
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 115002
State v. Sharp  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 110845

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with driving under the influence and unlawful exhibition of speed. Defendant moved to suppress the evidence of his driving under the influence, arguing that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion t...

Sierra Club v. Mosier  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 112008

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Sunflower Electric Power Corporation that authorized Sunflower to build a coal...

State v. Howard  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 110439

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was convicted of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant appealed, raising three arguments. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding...

State v. Hardy  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 110982

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with aggravated battery. Defendant moved for a grant of immunity pursuant to Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-5231(a) - the self-defense immunity statute - and asked for a probable cause hearing. The district cou...

State v. Mattox  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 111162

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery. The district court imposed a hard fifty sentence for first-degree murder under Kan. Stat. An...

Miller v. Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioners  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 111569

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wabaunsee Board of County Commissioners appointed Robert Miller to serve a four-year term as Wabaunsee County Appraiser. Nearly two years into Miller’s appointment, the Board voted to terminate Miller and stop paying...

State v. Evans  
Date: March 10, 2017
Docket Number: 112000

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with aggravated battery. After a preliminary hearing, Defendant moved for a grant of immunity pursuant to Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-5231. After weighing the evidence, the district court granted Defendant i...

In re Estate of Rickabaugh  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 111389

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the interpretation of the procedural requirements that the Kansas Probate Code sets for parties petitioning for probate. Specifically, this appeal concerned a contest between the disinherited so...

State v. LaPointe  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 112019

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. The district court sentenced Defendant to 245 months’ imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant later filed a request...

State v. Ritz  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 112069

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of one count of first-degree felony murder, multiple counts of fleeing or attempting to elude, and two counts of theft. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment for the felony murder convictio...

In re Estate of Clare  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 112762

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Michael Clare shot and killed his wife, Deborah Clare, and then took his own life. Jessica Crosslin, Deborah’s biological daughter, filed a petition for letters of examination seeking to file a claim against Mic...

In re McDaneld - Order of Disbarment video
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 116640
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