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Stories with person: Derek Schmidt
  • Kansas lawmakers pledge support for transparency legislation 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 4:46 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are pledging support for a bill that would open up private emails sent by public employees about government business.

  • Kansas AG: Debate over courts to go on until voters step in 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators aren't going to end a decade-long debate over remaking the state Supreme Court until they put a ballot question on how the justices are selected before voters, Attorney General Derek Schmidt told Republican lawmakers Tuesday.

  • Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.

  • The Latest: As Kansas court blocks law, governor is honored 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 6:45 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on the Kansas Court of Appeals decision on whether to allow the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method (all times local):