Courts and Crime

Lawrence activists not happy with D.A.’s inaction after campaigning on murder...

TOPEKA — The new Douglas County district attorney is under fire by local activists who say she campaigned on the pain of a man...

Kansas officials rack up $4M bill in defense of baseless voter...

TOPEKA — The American Civil Liberties Union and other attorneys want to be repaid more than $4 million for their five-year legal battle with...

Amid ‘wild west’ of college recruiting, a Kansas bill could allow...

TOPEKA — Representatives of several Kansas universities support a bill allowing collegiate student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness as soon as...

Gov. Kelly nominates Sedgwick County prosecutor for appellate court

Gov. Laura Kelly selected a Sedgwick County prosecutor with 20 years on the job for a vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Kansas legislators take second crack at bill banning psychological evaluations for...

TOPEKA — Sexual assault and crime victim advocates are pushing Kansas lawmakers to strike an “archaic” and “misogynistic” law allowing the ordering of psychiatric...

Kris Kobach takes aim at law prohibiting felons from possessing firearms

TOPEKA — Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to seek backing for a bill allowing felons who have...

House, Senate renew annual rivalry on Kansas legislation legalizing sports gambling

Kansas House committee offers bill legalizing sports gambling in Kansas with collaboration among casinos, racetrack and the lottery retailers.

Kansas bill applies modern DUI approach to pilots flying under influence...

Kansas legislators working to modernize law to deal with pilots flying under the infuence of alcohol or drugs. One group of aviators not happy.

34 Kansas House members — conservative to liberal — support abolishing...

If you were looking for a group of 34 members of the Kansas House who represented the best hope of bipartisanship — that mythical...

‘Outside the box’ criminal justice bill seeks release of some nonviolent...

TOPEKA — A bill recommended by the Kansas Sentencing Commission would offer an avenue for certain nonviolent drug offenders to seek release from prison,...

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