A panel of three Shawnee County District Court judges ruled the state’s current school funding formula unconstitutional Friday, prompting praise and criticism from education officials and legislators. The panel, led by Judge Franklin Theis, ruled that state lawmakers cannot reduce the school funding rate below $4,492 per pupil. The current funding rate is $3,838 per pupil.Read More →
Legal battle for KCK grand jury to investigate government corruption
Kansas City, Kan. — Blogger T.J. Reardon filed a “petition for review” with the Kansas Supreme Court on Monday in a legal battle from 2009.
The ongoing dispute is over whether Reardon’s 2009 petition for a grand jury had sufficient signatures to empanel a grand jury to [...]
A final report from a three-member attorney ethics panel was released Thursday afternoon about the Phill Kline attorney ethics matter:
“Based upon findings of fact, conclusions of law, and the Standards …, the Hearing Panel unanimously recommends that [Phill Kline] be suspended from the practice of law for an indefinite period of time.”
TOPEKA ─ Closing arguments in day 12 of an attorney ethics hearing resulted in sharp and contrasting words between Kansas Disciplinary Administrator Stan Hazlett and former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.Read More →