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 If you're seeking information regarding a Kansas Court of Appeals case, you can use the Case Inquiry System for the appellate courts ( 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 ( 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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18, Apr 2014 - Piazza to rule in two weeks on same-sex marriage lawsuit
At the conclusion of today's emotional three-hour hearing on a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas's ban on same-sex marriage, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said he was still "drifting" on the issue, but thinks he knows how he will rule, and will in a couple of weeks. Cheryl Maples, the attorney for the 21 couples who are plaintiffs in the suit, received applause from the ...
18, Apr 2014 - Butler, KS Former Kansas police officer sentenced for child sex crime
Former Augusta Public Safety Officer Jerry Ballinger was sentenced to 60 months of probation with community corrections.
18, Apr 2014 - Smith, KS Hate crimes are 'an affront to who we are,' Holder says
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.
18, Apr 2014 - Lane, KS Joplin city attorney takes job in Lee’s Summit
City Attorney Brian Head will leave his Joplin post next month for a job in Lee’s Summit in suburban Kansas City. Head submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday morning to Mayor Mike Seibert and the City Council. The council is his employer.
18, Apr 2014 - Butler, KS Sentencing Delayed For Butler County Murder
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP)-- Sentencing has been delayed for a 54-year-old southeast Kansas woman who pleaded guilty in the death of man whose decomposed body was found in her backyard.
18, Apr 2014 - Allen, KS Iola man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for manufacturing meth
Christopher Lee Trautloff, 30, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Allen County District Judge Daniel Dale Creitz. Trautloff pleaded no contest to the charge in February.
18, Apr 2014 - Smith, KS Second trial in 1997 rape case to proceed after judge denies motions to dismiss
Robert E. Grey will stand trial a second time on May 1. In 2012, a Kansas Court of Appeals panel overturned his 2009 conviction when it found that prosecutorial misconduct deprived Grey of a fair trial. Grey, who was sentenced to 26 years in prison, remains in jail on a $500,000 bond. By Stephen Montemayor
18, Apr 2014 - Clemency recommended in 1990 Paragould death
PARAGOULD — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending clemency for a man convicted of first-degree murder, saying he's served enough time "for a crime he possibly did not commit."
18, Apr 2014 - Meade, KS Chelsea Manning Formally Requests Name Change
WikiLeaks ' most famous whistleblower, the army private formerly known as Bradley Manning , has taken the first step toward officially becoming recognized as a female Manning requested a Kansas court to change her name to Chelsea and will also request hormone therapy, the Pvt. Manning Support Network announced on Wednesday. See also: MafiaLeaks: Inside the Site That Wants to Take Down the Mob ...
18, Apr 2014 - Arkansas Gynecologist Took Nude Pics of Patients, Police Say
BENTON COUNTY, Ark. ( 5NEWS KFSM ) – The former Benton County doctor who was sought by police after allegedly taking nude photographs of several patients has been arrested and appeared Thursday in front of a judge in eastern Arkansas, according to prosecutors.
18, Apr 2014 - Hearing set in challenge to state's gay-marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK — Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.
18, Apr 2014 - Court says goodwill divisible
The “goodwill” value of Little Rock’s Brave New Restaurant was considered in a valuation of the business and can be divided in the co-owners’ divorce proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
18, Apr 2014 - Douglas, KS Motion To Dismiss 1997 Rape Case Is Denied
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997.
18, Apr 2014 - Smith, KS Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.
18, Apr 2014 - Barton, KS Man indicted for identity theft in Barton County
POSTED April 16, 2014 4:59 p.m. KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned indictments Wednesday against a Mexican national charged with using false identification documents and identity theft in Barton County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
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