KANSAS
JURIST legal news archive...




Why the Supreme Court's Decision Not to Decide Same-Sex Marriage Made a Mess in Kansas
December 6, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey D. Jackson, of the Washburn University School of Law, discusses the complexities of applying state and federal court orders to state marriage laws ...On October 6, 2014, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari on all seven cases challenging state bans on same-sex marria....... [more]

Kansas Supreme Court allows same-sex marriage in state's most populous county
November 19, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court decided Tuesday to allow same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in the most populous county in Kansas. Johnson County had begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in October and was challenged in state court. A federal court decision earlier in November declared....... [more]

Supreme Court allows same-sex marriage in Kansas
November 13, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an lifted a stay on issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Kansas. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order blocking same-sex marriage in Kansas earlier this week, after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the court for an injunction. Kansas, in an atte....... [more]

US Supreme Court justice blocks same-sex marriage in Kansas
November 11, 2014
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday issued an order blocking gay marriage in Kansas after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the US Supreme Court for an injunction. The delay temporarily prevents the issuance of licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas and will remain in effect....... [more]

Federal appeals courts overturns citizenship proof rule for Kansas voters
November 8, 2014
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Kansas rule that required prospective voters to show proof-of-citizenship documents before registering using a federal voter registration form. The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit also said that a federal agency does not have to alter the voter....... [more]

Federal judge declares Kansas same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
November 5, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Kansas ruled Tuesday that the same-sex marriage ban in Kansas is unconstitutional. The judge found in favor of the plaintiff's claim, which asserted that the law in Kansas denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional. Judge Dan....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on water rights, antitrust
October 14, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado the court is tasked with deciding whether Nebraska violated a compact apportioning the waters of the Republican River between Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, and, if so, what relief is appropriate to re....... [more]

Kansas Supreme Court puts same-sex marriage on hold
October 12, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On the same day, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The stay is set to last until November 6, when oral arguments will b....... [more]

Congressional study: voter ID laws lower minority turnout
October 9, 2014
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government Accountabili....... [more]

US Supreme Court refuses nationwide ruling on same-sex marriage
October 6, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied seven pending appeals, rejecting calls for a nationwide ruling on same-sex marriage. The rebuff puts into effect three federal appeals decisions, legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. Other states including Colorado....... [more]

Federal judge rejects requests to put voter citizenship ruling on hold
May 9, 2014
US District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday ruled that Kansas and Arizona voters will have to provide proof of US citizenship while registering to vote using the federal form, despite a pending appeal by a US agency of the federal judge's ruling that aids in the enforcement of new voter registration....... [more]




WEBSITES