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Carl M. Burris was convicted of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He appeals and alleges the State committed prosecutorial error. He also appeals the district court's assessment of Board of Indigents' Defense Services (BIDS) fees without considering his financial resources.

On August 24, 2016, Ronnie Gosson called the Clay County Sheriff... More...
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Redick was in a romantic relationship with Keithley. In the weeks leading up to her death, Redick told multiple people that he believed the spirit of his deceased mother was living in her.

On November 14, 2013, Keithley checked into the Country Club Motel in Topeka. Because Keithley and Redick stayed at the motel regularly, the motel's owner was familiar with both; and he saw Redick wa... More...
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Hilt's 2010 jury convictions of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery arose out of the violent death of his former girlfriend, Keighley Alyea. In State v. Hilt, 299 Kan. 176, 322 P.3d 367 (2014), this court affirmed Hilt's convictions and his grid sentences but vacated his hard 50 life sentence because it was based on fact-finding by a judge, a predicate p... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)


In August 2009, Jaeger was convicted following a jury trial of kidnapping, aggravated battery, and criminal threat. The district court sentenced Jaeger to 106 months' imprisonment. Jaeger's convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. State v. Jaeger, No. 104,119, 2011 WL 6382749 (Kan. App. 2011) (unpublished opinion), rev. denied 296 Kan. 1133 (2013). The facts underlying the convictions are... More...
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In September 2011, Topeka police began investigating the death of Hachmeister's mother, whose body was found at her home where Hachmeister also lived. The police obtained six search warrants as the inquiry unfolded. The first five were for the homicide investigation and the sixth was to search Hachmeister's computers for child pornography. Officers recovered more than 100 pornographic images of ch... More...   $0 (06-21-2017 - KS)

American Humanist Association, Inc. v. Douglas County School District RE-1

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Denver, Colorado

Plaintiffs, families with children enrolled in the Douglas County School
District RE-1 (DCSD) and the American Humanist Association (AHA), filed this
action challenging various DCSD practices as violations of the Establishment Clause
and the Equal Access Act (EAA). They contend that DCSD has engaged in a
pattern and practice of promoting Christian fundraising efforts and perm... More...
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United States of America v. Brett J. Williamson

Brett Williamson was charged with and convicted of various child
pornography offenses. Prior to trial, it came to light that his defense counsel and
the prosecutor trying the case had a history together: they were divorced and
shared custody of their child. For that and numerous other reasons, Williamson
asked for new counsel, his third, but the district court denied his request. H... More...
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Belt's challenges to his convictions based on the sufficiency of the evidence to support them necessitate a thorough review of the grisly evidence in this case. The victim in this case, L.G., was a housekeeper at a Wichita apartment complex. She and her live-in boyfriend, Chris Branch, were acquainted with Belt as former neighbors. On the morning of June 25, 2002, a manager at the complex w... More...   $0 (10-23-2016 - KS)


In June 2009, Deist pled no contest to one count of failure to register as a sex offender. Before sentencing, Deist requested that the court reduce his sentence or place him on probation instead of sending him to prison, as would be required under the sentencing guidelines. The district court granted his request and placed Deist on probation for 36 months, but if he failed at probation, his underl... More...   $0 (10-01-2016 - KS)


In 2006, Robinson was 20 years old and represented himself to be an up and coming music and events promotor in the Wichita area. He and C.B., the murder victim, had an ongoing sexual relationship. C.B.'s body was found in a shallow grave in rural Butler County. C.B. had been strangled; she was in the very late stages of a pregnancy. The State prosecuted Robinson on the theory he had recruited Ever... More...   $0 (03-25-2016 - KS)

State Of Kansas v. Robinson

Robinson was a self-employed, but not entirely successful, entrepreneur. In the 1970s, he formed Hydro-Gro, Inc., a company that produced hydroponic vegetables. In the 1980s, Robinson offered financial consulting services through his company Equi II. His operations were interrupted when he was convicted of a nonperson felony and incarcerated at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron,... More...   $0 (12-26-2015 - KS)

State Of Kansas v. John E. Robinson, Sr.

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers se... More...
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Hunter Health Clinic v. Wichita State University

This appeal addresses the following question: Does a person who seeks to prevent a public agency from disclosing claimed private records have statutory standing to bring a cause of action under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA), K.S.A. 45-215 et seq.? The Wichita Eagle and Beacon Publishing Company, Inc., (Eagle) presented a request for records to Wichita State University (WSU) under KORA. Upon... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

State Of Kansas v. Robinson

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers seven fac... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

Wimp v. American Highway Technology

This appeal is brought by an employer and its insurance carrier from an order awarding permanent-total-disability compensation to its employee. An employee qualifies for that compensation when an on-the-job injury has left "the employee . . . completely and permanently incapable of engaging in any type of substantial and gainful employment."
Wimp worked for 18 years doing manual labor for Amer... More...
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Daniel L. Stureckmann v. The City of Bashor, Kansas

This case arises from the City of Basehor's unilateral annexation of Cedar Lake Estates (Estates), a platted subdivision adjoining the City. Daniel L. Stueckemann and Cathy S. Stueckemann, as trustees of the Stueckemann Living Trust, and the Cedar Lake Association (collectively the Stueckemanns) sued the City to invalidate the annexation on numerous grounds. The district court and Court of Appeals... More...   $0 (04-24-2015 - KS)

Rodney G. Schoenholz v. Janine Hinzman

This is an unfortunate story of a business and familial relationship gone bad. Rodney Schoenholz entered into an oral agreement with his sister, Janine Hinzman, for the bailment of farm animals and farm equipment on her land. Four years after their cooperative effort to breed horses broke down, Hinzman sold her farm and the horses. Schoenholz subsequently retrieved most of his equipment from the f... More...   $0 (10-12-2012 - KS)

United States of America v. Corey Cornelius, a/k/a C.C.

Defendant-appellant Corey Cornelius was charged with four counts of federal racketeering- and drug-related offenses in 2008 in the District of Kansas along with nineteen codefendants in a thirty-count indictment. A jury convicted Cornelius in 2009 of one count of conspiracy to commit a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), one count of conspiracy to dist... More...   $0 (09-19-2012 - KS)

William R. Davis v. City of Leawood

William Davis and Fern Stultz sued to enjoin the City of Leawood (Leawood) from imposing special assessments on their properties for the purpose of financing the improvement of State Line Road. On cross-motions for summary judgment, the district court granted the injunction on the ground that only city-at-large funds, not special assessments, may be used to improve a designated main trafficway, a... More...   $0 (04-21-1995 - KS)

Melanie L. Valadez v. Emmis Communications and Todd Spessard

Emmis Communications and Todd Spessard appeal from the jury verdict decided against them in a tort action relating to their news coverage of the arrest of a suspect in the BTK case. Melanie Valadez, the administrator of the Estate of Roger G. Valadez (Estate), cross-appeals from the judgment of the district court limiting the amount and scope of damages.

From 1974 to 1986, a series of at le... More...
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George Milam Hall v. Douglas P. Witteman

George Milam Hall submitted to a local newspaper, the Coffey County Republican (“The Republican”), an advertisement opposing the election bid of Judge Phillip M. Fromme. He paid to have the ad run on two occasions. The paper ran the ad the first time but not the second, instead running an ad supporting Judge Fromme, which was paid for and signed by a number of attorneys, including Coffey Count... More...   $0 (10-19-2009 - KS)

Citifinancial Auto, Inc. v. Mike's Wrecker Service, Inc.

Mike's Wrecker Service, Inc. (Mike's ), appeals the district court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of Citifinancial Auto. Inc. (Citifinancial). Citifinancial had a lien on a 2004 Ford Mustang purchased and titled in Nevada. After local police discovered the Mustang abandoned without any tags in Manhattan, Kansas, they called Mike's to tow and store the car. Pursuant to K.S.A. 8-1101 ... More...   $0 (05-01-2009 - KS)


Genesis Health Club, Inc., et al., (Genesis), sued the City of Wichita (City) for failure to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) and for failure to grant ad valorem property tax abatements pursuant to an alleged contract between these parties. Its causes of action were for breach of contract and promissory estoppel. The district court granted the City's motion for summary judgment, essentially h... More...   $0 (04-03-2008 - KS)

Gina Bauer and Suzanne Stolz v. Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.

Plaintiffs Gina Bauer and Suzanne Stolz sued the Defendant Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), claiming that MDA unlawfully discriminated against them in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination, Kan. Stat. Ann. 44-1001 et seq. The Plaintiffs, both of whom have disabilities due to muscular dystrophy, alle... More...   $0 (11-09-2005 - KS)

Kenneth Eaton, Janet Price, Patricia McClellan v. David Meneley and Shawnee County, Kansas.

Defendant-appellant David Meneley, the former sheriff of Shawnee County, Kansas, appeals the district court's denial of his defense of qualified immunity.(1) Plaintiffs-appellees Janet Price, Patricia McClellan, and Kenneth Eaton brought suit against Meneley under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and various state statutes for allegedly violating their First Amendment rights by misusing his position as sheriff to... More...   $0 (08-03-2004 - KS)

Dr. Karin Pagel Meiners, Ph.D. v. University of Kansas, et al.

The plaintiff, Dr. Karin Pagel Meiners, Ph.D., appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants on all her claims. Dr. Meiners sued her former employer, the University of Kansas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., alleging that she was denied tenure in retaliation for her filing of discrimination complaints. She also sued the Univ... More...   $0 (02-25-2004 - KS)

John O'Shea v. Anthony Welch, American Drugs Stores, Inc. and Farmers Insurance Company

Appellant filed a claim in the district court for damages against Defendant Welch(1) based on negligence after Appellant sustained injuries when the car that he was driving was struck by a car driven by Mr. Welch. In his complaint, Appellant alleged that Mr. Welch, an Osco employee, was acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident. Appellant sought to hold Osco liable f... More...   $0 (11-28-2003 - KS)

Statewide Agencies, Inc. v. Debra Diggs

Statewide Agencies, Inc. (Statewide or landlord) leased residential real estate to Debra Diggs (Diggs or tenant). Diggs failed to pay November 2000 rent when it was due. The required 3 days' notice to pay rent or quit was given.

On December 5, 2000, landlord filed a petition against tenant seeking unpaid rent, expenses, and immediate possession of the premises. The hearing set for Decemb... More...   $0 (02-07-2003 - KS)

Unified School District No. 233 Johnson County, Kansas v. Kansas Association of American Educators; Olathe National Education Association

The school district and the State of Kansas have recognized ONEA as the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the district teachers since November 1970. In that capacity, ONEA has served as the teachers' representative on the Professional Council, which is the forum for negotiating their terms and conditions of professional service with the district.

In the mid 1990s, a numb... More...   $0 (03-07-2003 - KS)

Kurt F. Kluin v. American Suzuki Motor Corporation

This is a personal jurisdiction case focusing on the Kansas long arm statute, K.S.A. 60-308(b.) The plaintiff, Kurt F. Kluin, is a Kansas resident and attorney whose law office is in Neosho County, Kansas. Kluin purchased, in Oklahoma, a Suzuki motorcycle from Bartlesville Cycle Sports, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, an authorized American Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) dealer. Bartlesville Cycle S... More...   $0 (11-01-2002 - KS)

Donna N. Scott v. The Boeing Company

On May, 18, 2001, Donna N. Scott, proceeding pro se, filed this action alleging that the Boeing Company had denied her promotions, pay upgrades, and accommodations and had ultimately terminated her employment on the basis of a medical condition (diabetes) and her race (African-American). Ms. Scott asserted violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C.A. 12101 et seq., and Ti... More...   $0 (10-17-2002 - KS)

William P. Moore v. Bird Engineering Company

William P. Moore, III, contacted Bruce Bird, an engineer, regarding his ability to design a bridge that would meet Moore's needs. Moore sued Bird Engineering Company, P.A., (Bird Engineering) alleging defects in Bird's design for a bridge built on Moore's residential property. After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of Moore. The district court found against Bird Engineer... More...   $0 (03-02-2002 - KS)

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