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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

In re Works Per Curiam Two-year suspension video
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 117607
State v. Richardson  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 107786

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the district court denying Appellant’s presentence motion to withdraw plea as well as his request to appoint new counsel connected with the requirement that Appellant register...

Hayes v. State  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 108233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s summary dismissal of Appellant’s Kan. Stat. Ann. 60-1507 motion asserting that the 2006 amendments to the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA) constituted punishment und...

In re Schneider (Published censure) video
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 117361
In re Patience (Order of Disbarment)
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 22022
State v. Scuderi  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 107114

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of a panel of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s two convictions and sentences for failure to register as require by the Kansas Offender Registration Act. The court held (1...

State v. Sayler  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 110048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of a panel of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s conviction for failure to register as an offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA), Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-490...

State v. Gray  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 112035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decisions of the court of appeals and district court and vacated Defendant’s convictions, holding that this court could not determine from the record whether the district judge examined any...

Jenkins v. Chicago Pacific Corp.  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 113104

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s ruling that when a railroad quitclaimed its interest in a strip of land to the company from which Sharron Jenkins acquired her interest, the railroad deeded land it was not...

Gannon v. State  
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 113267

Justia Opinion Summary: The State did not meet its burden of showing that Senate Bill 19 meets the adequacy and equity requirements set forth in Kan. Const. art. VI, 6(b). S.B. 19 was remedial legislation passed by the legislature in an attempt...

In re Studtmann ( Reinstatement)
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17370
In re Walsh ( Reinstatement)
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 99410
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
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