Courts in Kansas
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There are 385 municipal, or city, courts in Kansas. These Municipal Courts exclusively handle DWI/DUI cases, traffic infractions, and city/county ordinance violations. Kansas's District Courts hear civil, small claims, domestic relations, DWI/DUI, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases. Kansas's appellate division consists of its Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court, which is the state's highest court.

Copies of the dockets for the Kansas appellate courts and Kansas Supreme Court can be viewed on the Kansas Judicial Branch's website at http://www.kscourts.org/inquiry-system.asp. If you're seeking information regarding a Kansas Court of Appeals case, you can use the Case Inquiry System for the appellate courts (http://www.kscourts.org/inquiry-system.asp) to find out basic data about appellate cases. If you're trying to find information regarding Kansas District Court cases, you can search on the Kansas County District Court Search website (https://www.accesskansas.org/countyCourts/.) You can search by county, case number, and other criteria – however, there is a charge for this service. Each county in Kansas has a Clerk of Court office, and if you're seeking Kansas court records you should contact them for information on how to view court records for free.
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15, Mar 2015 - Man said driving 75 mph in fatality
FAYETTEVILLE -- The black box in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe recorded the vehicle going about 75 mph when it rolled, ejecting and killing a passenger, an Arkansas State Police trooper testified Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of a Springdale man.
05, Mar 2015 - State agency notes two inmate deaths
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09, Jan 2015 - Johnson, KS Kansas Senator David Haley calls for hate crime law
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas Sen. David Haley is calling for the Kansas Legislature to pass a hate-crime law for the State of Kansas. Haley told KMBZ that last year's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Johnson County has drummed up some interest in passing a Kansas hate-crime bill.
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
12, Oct 2014 - Can a prison inmate hide a gun in a beard? Supreme Court justices wonder.
On Tuesday, the justices heard a case testing whether an Arkansas inmate is entitled to a religious accommodation from prison officials to allow him to grow a beard in accord with his Muslim beliefs.
12, Oct 2014 - Nursing Home Facing Wrongful Death Suit Claims Charitable Immunity
ARKADELPHIA, AR--A little known Arkansas exemption for charities is a big stumbling block for a family trying to sue over a relative's death. It's called charitable immunity protection and the state supreme court first used it for a hospital taking care of patients for free. While most states have abolished these protections, it still stands in Arkansas and applies to some nursing homes and ...
12, Oct 2014 - Prison’s No-Beard Rule Doubted in Top Court Religion Case
The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing a religious-liberties dispute, questioned whether Arkansas prison officials can bar a fundamentalist Muslim inmate from growing a half-inch beard.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Pleas from Sept. 26, 2014
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12, Oct 2014 - Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released.
12, Oct 2014 - Wilson, KS Special Report: Legislation Would Shine Light on Prison/Parole Systems
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12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court considers case of prison inmate’s beard
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether an Arkansas prison inmate can be required to keep his beard short, even though he says the beard is part of his religion.
12, Oct 2014 - Sumner, KS Police seek couple for burglary
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12, Oct 2014 - Johnson, KS Getaway driver sentenced in liquor store heist, killing
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