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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

State v. Dooley  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 111554

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the district court that Defendant violated the terms of his probation but reversed and remanded for further proceedings concerning the revocation of probation and imposition of th...

State v. Fitzgerald  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 112492

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant’s conviction for aggravated criminal sodomy, holding that the conviction was unsupported by sufficient evidence of the crime the State c...

State v. Gensler  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 112523

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant’s sentence for driving under the influence (DUI), which was based on two prior convictions for DUI, holding that the sentencing provisions of Kan. Stat. Ann. 8-1567(i)(1) that define “...

State v. Fleming  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 112549

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the invited-error doctrine does not automatically apply every time a party requests a jury instruction at trial but them claims on appeal that the district court erred by giving it. Rather, ap...

State v. Schrader  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 115196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant’s sentence for involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence (DUI), a sentence that was based on a prior conviction in Wichita Municipal Court as a person felony, holding...

State v. Fisher  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 115277

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated defendant’s sentence for driving under the influence (DUI), which was based on two prior convictions in a Wichita Municipal Court, holding that a conviction based on the ordinance cannot be used...

State v. Mears  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 115278

Justia Opinion Summary: As detailed in the Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Gensler, __ P.3d __, also decided this day, the Supreme Court held that a conviction based on a Wichita ordinance prohibiting operation of a vehicle under certain c...

Manley v. Hallbauer  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 115531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held in this wrongful death lawsuit that a landowner whose property abuts a rural intersection owes no duty to passing drivers to trim or remove trees or other vegetation on the property. The estate an...

State v. Lloyd  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 115834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence imposed upon Defendant following remand, holding that there was no reversible error in the trial court’s judgment. Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, fel...

State v. Jenkins  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 106741

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, and other crimes, holding that none of Defendant’s contentions on appeal warranted reversal. Specifically, t...

State v. Ton  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 113220

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s convictions for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and failure to pay the Kansas drug tax stamp, holding that there was reaso...

LCL, LLC v. Falen  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 115434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that summary judgment was improperly granted to a title company on negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims that arose out of the company’s omission of a reserved mineral interest in a deed a...

State v. Glover  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 116446

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a law enforcement officer lacked an articulable and reasonable suspicion that the unidentified driver of a car stopped at a traffic stop did not have a valid driver’s license, and therefore, t...

In re J.O.  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 116954

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that although the Prairie Village Police Department (PVPD) violated Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-2401a(2) when it conducted two controlled buys from J.O., a juvenile, at her residence, the district court did...

In re Petition for Writ Habeas Corpus by Snyder  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 117167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Clay Robert Snyder’s petition for habeas relief in which he requested release from his confinement and dismissal of his criminal charges with prejudice, holding that there were no federal speedy...

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