Kansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

Beauclair v. State video
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 112556
In re T.S. video
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 114895
State v. Jimenez
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 116250
State v. Schooler video
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 116636
State v. Lowery video
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 116637
State v. Thurber  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 102605

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for capital murder and aggravated kidnapping but, as to Defendant’s death sentence, the Court remanded the limited question on intellectual disability to the district co...

State v. Jarmon  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 111608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals ruling on Defendant’s motion for a new trial in this criminal case and affirmed Defendant’s conviction for felony burglary and the district court’s denial of Defendant’s mo...

Scribner v. Board of Education of U.S.D. No. 492  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 116818

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court rejected the arguments of Plaintiffs, two public school teachers, who sought a judgment declaring the 2014 amendments to the Teacher Due Process Act, Kan. Stat. Ann. 72-5436 et seq., unconstitutional be...

In re Davisson (Disbarment) video
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 118758
In re Logan- (Order of Disbarment)
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 20875
State v. George  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 112224

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court erred in this case by denying Defendant’s petition for DNA testing of hairs found at the crime scene. Defendant was convicted of kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, and aggravated intimidation of a...

State v. Barlett  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 112573

Justia Opinion Summary: A defendant may not assert self-defense if that defendant is already otherwise committing a forcible felony when he or she commits a separate act of violence. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of crimina...

Atkins v. Webcon  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 113117

Justia Opinion Summary: Substantial evidence supported the Workers Compensation Board’s decision to deny workers compensation benefits to Appellant, who was severely injured when he was hit by a drunk driver while walking from a bar to his hote...

State v. Riffe  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 113746

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the district court, which ordered a reduced term of ten years of postrelease supervision after finding that a sentence of lifetime...

State v. Futrell  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 115160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the portion of the court of appeals decision affirming the district court’s order of restitution because neither the district court nor the court of appeals had the advantage of the decision in...

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