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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23, Sep 2014 - Court orders Democrat Chad Taylor off Kansas ballot, dealing blow to GOP
The ruling appears to make the path to victory more difficult for Sen. Pat Roberts.
23, Sep 2014 - How the Arkansas Times survived poverty, the Dixie Mafia, the U.S. Supreme Court and Mike Huckabee
An oral history of the first 40 years. What follows is a compilation of quotes from an oral history project initiated by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and phone interviews. Quotes have been edited for length and clarity. Sept. 5, 1974 First issue. Alan Leveritt (founder, publisher): We printed the first issue with $200 that I got from Jim Bell, who owned Publisher's Bookshop in ...
23, Sep 2014 - Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.
23, Sep 2014 - Thomas, KS Hawver appears at Kansas Supreme Court dressed as Thomas Jefferson
Dressed as Thomas Jefferson, 18th century Revolutionary War patriot, attorney Ira Dennis Hawver faced the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday.
23, Sep 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court Agrees to Take Democratic Senate Candidate off Ballot
The Kansas Supreme Court decided Thursday to take Chad Taylor — the Democratic nominee for Senate — off of this fall's ballot.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge posting online about Theron adoption ousted
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court ordered the immediate removal of a judge on Thursday for disclosing confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron's child and making off-color remarks in an online forum.
23, Sep 2014 - Shawnee, KS Woman pleads guilty to scamming adoptive parents
(AP) — A woman who pretended to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere has reached a deal with prosecutors for a 33-month prison sentence. Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption.
23, Sep 2014 - Shawnee, KS Killings hoping Kansas Supreme Court overturns murder conviction
The case of Trevejon Maurice Killings, who was convicted of fatally shooting a man during a gathering at a central Topeka apartment in 2010, will be in front of the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday.
23, Sep 2014 - Shawnee, KS Getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly Shawnee robbery
A getaway driver in a deadly Shawnee Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge rules on suspect's attire in KC slayings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County judge says a 34-year-old man accused of fatally shooting three people and brutally beating two others who later died will be allowed to wear street clothes during his courtroom appearances.
23, Sep 2014 - Shawnee, KS Convicted felon accused of killing 3, severely beating 2 south KC residents
A man previously accused in a double murder faces three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault in connection with a deadly south Kansas City crime spree.
23, Sep 2014 - Open-records ruling deferred
A January 2013 public-records request was so broad that fulfilling it would have forced the temporary shutdown of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, an attorney for the University of Arkansas told a judge Monday.
23, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court upholds suspension of Skylar Tapp's law license
The Arkansas Supreme Court today affirmed a 90-day suspension and $10,000 fine of Hot Springs lawyer John Skylar Tapp for misconduct in a paternity case. Tapp, according to the opinion, first agreed and took a fee to represent a woman seeking to establish paternity, but she changed lawyers after Tapp had learned details of the case. He refunded most of the payment. He later was hired to ...
22, Sep 2014 - 2 plead not guilty in fatal fall of ASU student
PHOENIX (AP) -- Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student have pleaded not guilty.   David Siegal and Matthew Farberov appeared Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court in the case of Naomi McClendon.   The 18-year-old woman from Manhattan, Kansas, plunged 10 floors to her death March 30 from an apartment complex ...
22, Sep 2014 - Complaint: Senator Rapert talked with judges about marriage case
A complaint filed today with state judicial regulators says that Sen. Jason Rapert had talked with multiple members of the Arkansas Supreme Court about the pending lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Rapert says that's mostly not true. The complaint, filed anonymously , says that Rapert spoke for an extended period with Associate Justice Cliff Hoofman . Hoofman recently ...
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