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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

In re Studtmann video
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 118992
State v. Miller  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 114373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of premeditated first-degree murder on retrial and his hard-twenty-five life sentence, holding that Defendant was not prejudiced by any errors so as to deny him a fair tr...

State v. Lowery  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 115377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s jury trial convictions for premeditated first-degree murder, attempted premeditated first-degree murder, and other crimes, holding that the error in the proceedings below did not re...

State v. Weekes  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 115739

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals to dismiss Defendant’s appeal of the district court’s failure to modify his guideline sentence upon revocation of his probation and remanded to the Court of...

State v. Anderson  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 116710

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for child abuse and felony murder, holding that the instances of prosecutorial error in this case did not require reversal, either individually or cumulatively. Specifi...

In re Adoption of C.L. video  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 117723

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from a district court’s order terminating a natural father’s parental rights, the Supreme Court reversed the rulings of the lower courts and remanded to the district court with directions to conduct procee...

In re Bobrink (Disbarment)
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 14366
In re Arnold (Disbarment)
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 22544
State v. Lehman  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 112500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court’s modification of its originally ordered period of postrelease supervision after the original term of supervision had ended and...

State v. Lamone  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 115451

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant’s sentence for driving under the influence (DUI) based on two prior convictions for DUI, holding that a prior municipal court conviction for DUI under a Wichita ordinance prohibiting o...

In re Mason - (Indefinite Suspension) video
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 119012
Alain Ellis Living Trust v. Harvey D. Ellis Living Trust  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 113097

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that separate damage claims against a deceased trustee for punitive and double damages under Kan. Stat. Ann. 58a-1002 and under the common law relating to a breach of trust and a breach of fiduciar...

Ed DeWitte Insurance Agency v. Financial Associates Midwest  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 115126

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case construing the full-performance exception to the statute of frauds, Kan. Stat. Ann. 33-101 et seq., the Supreme Court adopted the rule set forth in Restatement (Second) of Contracts, 130, holding that full p...

In re Peloquin (Disbarment)
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 19846
State v. Clapp  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 112842

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court’s revocation of Defendant’s probation and order to serve his underlying prison sentence, holding that the district court failed...

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