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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

State v. Moyer  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 105183

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal to the Supreme Court after a remand to the district court for a hearing to determine whether Defendant was denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel, the Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions fo...

State v. LaPointe  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 113580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Defendant’s motion for a new trial and sustained the portion of the State’s cross-appeal arguing that Defendant’s crimes were not statutorily eligible...

State v. Donahue  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 116564

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Defendant’s motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the motion was not the appropriate procedural vehicle to raise the constitutional clai...

State v. Jamerson  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 115629

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and vacated in part the decision of the district court granting Defendant’s motion to correct an illegal sentence but then modifying the duration and concurrent nature of one of Defenda...

In re Kurth - Six-month suspension video
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 118944
In re Grillot - Disbarment video
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 119909
Geer v. Eby  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 115948

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court’s garnishment order in favor of a judgment creditor and her insurer, holding that the insurer demonstrated prejudice as a matte...

State v. Alvarez  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 115993

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the portion of the court of appeals’ decision holding that relevant statutes required that the district court impose certain expenses as “court costs” but affirmed the portion of the decision a...

In re Robinson - (Disbarment)
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 13609
State v. Doelz  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 113165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress the fruits of a vehicle search, holding that the general search of Defendant’s vehic...

Nauheim v. City of Topeka  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 114271

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over a claim by former tenants for relocation benefits after the City of Topeka negotiated and acquired property where the tenants operated their businesses the Supreme Court rejected the tenants’ content...

State v. Samuel  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 116423

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s summary denial of Appellant’s motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that this motion was not the appropriate procedural vehicle for Appellant to raise his claim....

State v. Robinson  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 116650

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s postconviction motion to compel discovery, holding that Kan. Stat. Ann. 60-237 did not authorize the relief Appellant sought. Appellant was convicted...

State v. Ayers  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 117654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentences for capital murder and other felonies and vacated the Board of Indigents’ Defense Services (BIDS) fee imposed on Defendant, holding that the district judge erred by failin...

In re Knox Disbarment video
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 119254
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