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Stories with person: Derek Schmidt
  • Kansas judges plan new lawsuit over judicial funding 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:33 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Four judges who sued Kansas over the Legislature's move to defund the state judiciary's budget voluntarily withdrew their lawsuit Thursday after the state moved it to federal court, and they instead plan to file new claims in district court.

  • High court weighs 3 death sentences in Kansas cases 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to rule against three Kansas men who challenged their death sentences in what one justice called "some of the most horrendous murders" he's ever seen from the bench.

  • Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:13 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.

  • Attorneys ask court to lift stay in school funding lawsuit 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:01 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorneys representing Kansas school districts that are suing the state over inadequate funding have asked the Kansas Supreme Court to lift a stay on a lower court ruling and release state funds to public school districts.