Kansas law singling out abortion clinics contested at high court
An attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights says a 2011 state law that targets abortion clinics with a “regulatory scheme” was an unjustified attempt to restrict access to a fundamental right.
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Kansas attorney general urges state Supreme Court to reverse 2019 abortion-rights decision
Justices of the Kansas Supreme Court grilled the state solicitor general Monday about an appeal asking the state’s highest court to reverse its 2019 opinion finding the right to abortion was embedded in the Kansas Constitution and then pivot to affirm a state law banning an abortion procedure.
Kamarjay Shaw ‘loved hard’ and ‘had the heart of a lion,’ parents of slain Lawrence teen say
Fearless and big-hearted are how family members of a 14-year-old Lawrence boy recently shot and killed remember him. Kamarjay Shaw’s parents and loved ones said they won’t quit until he gets justice.
‘I buried this terrifying experience’: Survivors of child sex crimes urge changes to Kansas law
Earl McIntosh wants state lawmakers to look at a photo of himself as a young boy, to see him as an innocent child full of joy and potential, and to think about how his life forever changed when he was sexually assaulted.
A Lawrence Times reporter was ordered to leave the city campsite for unhoused people. ‘That’s a problem,’ First Amendment attorney says
Lawrence Times reporter Chansi Long was targeted by city staff and ordered by police to leave the North Lawrence campsite for people experiencing homelessness Tuesday night while other members of the public were allowed to remain. “That’s a problem,” a local First Amendment expert said.
Teen seeks immunity in shooting death of Lawrence 14-year-old
A Lawrence 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy is seeking immunity from prosecution.
Prosecutors seek to charge Lawrence teen as adult in shooting that left 14-year-old dead
The Douglas County district attorney’s office wants to try Derrick D. Reed, 17, as an adult in connection with an eastern Lawrence shooting that left a 14-year-old boy dead on Saturday, court records show.
Teen boy killed in shooting in eastern Lawrence
A 14-year-old boy has died after a shooting Saturday in eastern Lawrence, according to multiple sources.
Public defender: Kansas faces crisis point on 60th anniversary of landmark U.S. Supreme Court case
A top public defender in Kansas says the state is at a crisis point on the 60th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that guarantees legal representation for those who can’t afford to hire an attorney.
Court of Appeals reverses lower court on Kansas lawsuit challenging restraint on voting rights
A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals issued an opinion Friday declaring voting a foundational constitutional right potentially undermined by state law mandating election volunteers verify signatures on advance ballots and restricting the number of advance ballots a person could deliver to an election office.
Lawrence concert to celebrate 60 years of the right to defense counsel
Lawrence-area public defenders are celebrating and all are invited as Saturday marks 60 years since the court ruling that requires states to provide attorneys for people charged with felonies if they can’t afford to retain counsel.