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Court finds Lawrence police coerced teen’s statements
KNSS News
April 20, 2020 - 5:01 am
Prosecutors are trying to decide how to proceed after an appellate agreed that self-incriminating statements made by a teen in a Lawrence rape investigation should be tossed, finding that the interrogation was “almost like a therapy session.” The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Kansas Court...
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KNSS News
November 27, 2019 - 10:21 am
Lawyers for a federal prisoner scheduled to be put to death next month are asking a judge to halt the execution because the prisoner has Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Wesley Ira Purkey’s lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Washington. His execution is scheduled for Dec. 13. Purkey is among...
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KNSS News
October 04, 2019 - 11:19 pm
All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell. After widespread overnight arson attacks, looting, fighting with police and beatings, the government on Saturday called on the public to swing behind it in...
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July 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Kansas Supreme Court has released an appeals decision on the case of the State of Kansas vs. Rogelio Soto, Jr. The Court reversed a Sedgwick County District Court decision denying Soto's motion for a new trial based on newly-discovered evidence. After Soto's conviction for first-degree...
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February 11, 2019 - 7:13 pm
The alleged ringleader of a foiled plot to massacre Somali Muslims in southwest Kansas is appealing his conviction and prison sentence. The attorney representing Patrick Stein on Monday filed a notice of appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Stein was among three militia members convicted of...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:40 pm
Kansas is appealing a judge's ruling that allows telemedicine abortions in the state even though legislators have enacted three laws against them within eight years. Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed the appeal Friday with the Kansas Court of Appeals. Schmidt hopes to overturn a Dec. 31 decision...
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January 30, 2019 - 7:15 pm
The Kansas attorney general says the state has dropped former Secretary of State Kris Kobach's appeal of a contempt order arising from a lawsuit over a proof-of-citizenship law. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that the state dropped the appeal after the American Civil Liberties...
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September 12, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case and reinstate his conviction. The states filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Monday. The court is deciding whether to take up the appeal. The Connecticut Supreme Court in May...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:01 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach should pay out of his own pocket the more than $26,000 in sanctions imposed by a federal judge for his "contemptuous behavior" in a voting rights case. Kobach said Thursday that it is his office, not him personally, who is the defendant in...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted in the 2002 killing a teenager at a Leawood swimming pool. The Kansas City Star reports the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the appeal of Benjamin...
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