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State v. Parker  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 112959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of possession of cocaine, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and related offenses, holding primarily that the trial court did not err in refusing to suppre...

State v. Hubbard  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 113888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s misdemeanor convictions of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, holding that the totality of the circumstances surrounding a police officer’s detection of t...

State v. Regelman  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 116398

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the district court’s order suppressing drug-related evidence seized during a residential search supported by a warrant, holding that the affidavit fact...

State v. Williams  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 108394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and domestic battery, holding that while the trial court erred in failing to give two lesser included of...

State v. Ingham  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 111444

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals affirming Defendant’s conviction for one count of possession or use of a commercial explosive, holding that, although several errors occurred during Defenda...

State v. Sims  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 115038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed defendant’s convictions for premeditated first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm, holding that Defendant was not prejudiced or deprived of a fair trial. Specifically, the Cour...

State v. Rice  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 117322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motions to modify his sentence and to order a new presentence investigation report (PSI) on remand from the decision of the Court of Appeals vacating...

State v. Hayes  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 117341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentence of life without the possibility of parole for fifty years (hard fifty sentence), holding that the district court’s retroactive application of Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-6620 did no...

In re Crandall - Six-month suspension video
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 117910
In re Deines - Indefinite suspension video
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 119111
State v. Pulliam  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 113493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals affirming the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of attempted voluntary manslaughter, second-degree murder, and criminal possession of a fi...

Harsay v. University of Kansas  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 114292

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals and affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Plaintiff’s action brought under the Kansas Judicial Review Act (KJRA) based upon the decision of...

State v. Haygood  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 115591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for premeditated first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, holding that there was no reversible error in the proceedings below. Spe...

In re Quinn - Indefinite suspension video
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 119148
State v. Evans  
Date: November 21, 2018
Docket Number: 119458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court concluding that the State had not met its burden of establishing the application of an established exception to the warrant requirement in justifying the cons...

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