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Courts

2007 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to COURTS, June through December, 2007.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON COURTS, June-December, 2007


Steve Fry
Topeka man sentenced to nine years for drug charge
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/2007
Barbara J. Isenberg
Ark City man to face trial; grisly details heard
Wichita Eagle, 6/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
Judge's decision stuns juror
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/2/2007
Mike Hall
Another judge not as lenient
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/2/2007
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Supreme court scales tipping [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2007


Steve Fry
Judge opts for $750K bond in murder case
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/5/2007
Tim Carpenter
District court judge removal an unlikely proposition
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/5/2007
John Green
Murder charge dropped in stabbing death
Hutchinson News, 6/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Potter
Stepmom gets 44 months for abuse
Wichita Eagle, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Hurst Laviana
Judge cuts award in Valadez lawsuit
Wichita Eagle, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Guidelines pose problems
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2007
Mike Belt
Possible parole for killer shocks victim's daughter
Lawrence Journal World, 6/10/2007
Edie Hall
Retirement not an option for nearly 100-year-old judge
Hutchinson News, 6/10/2007
Kasha Stoll
No harm? Are you serious?
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/14/2007
Steve Fry
Judge points to prosecutor
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/14/2007
Diane Carroll and Laura Bauer
Hearing for Hall will be Aug. 15
Kansas City Star, 6/15/2007 [Newsbank article]
Diane Carroll
Man not guilty in attack, judge rules
Kansas City Star, 6/16/2007
Sophia Maines
Fire chief defends response time
Lawrence Journal World, 6/18/2007

Benita Y. Williams
10-year sentence in deaths
Kansas City Star, 6/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Convicted arsonist sentenced to 10 years
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/19/2007
Tim Carpenter
O'Reilly tackles Dowd's rulings
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/19/2007
Lisa Horn
Rose gets 10-year
Lawrence Journal World, 6/19/2007
Steve Fry
D.A.: Curtail judges' power
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/20/2007
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Sentencing guidelines out of order [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/21/2007


Judicial review [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Finn Bullers
Frosty relations beginning to thaw
Kansas City Star, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Darcy Gray
Streeter slapped with 91-year sentence
Hutchinson News, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Judge denies Cisneros
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2007
Tim Carpenter
Dowd said he would take burden for ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2007
Mark Morris
Appeals court rules against sex offender
Kansas City Star, 6/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sen. Thompson had role in suit against Stephen
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2007
Darcy Gray
Streeter security explained
Hutchinson News, 6/23/2007
Tim Carpenter
'Unusual' case has been 12-year saga
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/24/2007
Lisa Horn
Fire victims get record state payout
Lawrence Journal World, 6/24/2007
Benita Y. Williams
Kline staffer resigns
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
Making a federal case of Kansas
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Hecht: Probation rate too high
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/27/2007
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Sentencing guidelines limit options [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/29/2007


Tim Potter
Prison for starved girls' dad
Wichita Eagle, 6/29/2007 [Newsbank article]
Ron Sylvester
'I still learn daily'
Wichita Eagle, 6/30/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Municipal judge leaving after 25 years on the bench
Hutchinson News, 6/30/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
Judge must list 'substantial' reasons
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2007
Steve Fry
Judges: Don't go directly to jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
Defendant's request denied
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/4/2007
3 nominated for judgeships
Kansas City Star, 7/7/2007
Erin Castaneda
Supreme Court chief to visit KU in 2008
Lawrence Journal World, 7/7/2007
Ron Sylvester
AG seeks death in Ark City slaying
Wichita Eagle, 7/10/2007 [Newsbank article]
Diane Carroll and Laura Bauer
Hall faces more charges
Kansas City Star, 7/10/2007 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Trial begins for final defendant
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/12/2007
Associated Press
Kansas Parole Board denies release for killer
Lawrence Journal World, 7/12/2007
Our View
Easy decision Kansans help keep killer behind bars
Garden City Telegram, 7/12/2007

Finn Bullers
Content on Kline's Web site is questioned
Kansas City Star, 7/13/2007


James Carlson
Both sides rest at trial
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/13/2007
James Carlson
Saga ends with conviction
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Diane Carroll
Horton lawyers fight inmate testimony
Olathe Daily News, 7/14-16/2007
County Web site no place for politics [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 7/14-16/2007

Steve Fry
Cisneros arrested for violating his probation terms
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/17/2007


Steve Fry
Charge against Toth dropped
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Grand juries will decide what's obscene
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/17/2007
Diane Carroll
Handing down "Hard 50' an option
Kansas City Star, 7/18/2007
Carl Manning
After three strikes, you'd go to prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/19/2007
New judges on the way
Johnson County Sun, 7/19/2007
Diane Carroll
20-year-old gets life sentence in fatal stabbing of caseworker
Kansas City Star, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Commission to evaluate judges statewide
Hutchinson News, 7/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ron Sylvester
Judge: Civil suits will go on against doctor
Wichita Eagle, 7/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Diane Carroll
Inmate's testimony is permitted
Kansas City Star, 7/27/2007
Ron Sylvester
Murder trial set for mother, 19, in baby's death
Wichita Eagle, 7/27/2007 [Newsbank article]
Lisa Horn
Martin Miller murder conviction upheld
Lawrence Journal World, 7/28/2007
Scoring judges
Hutchinson News, 7/29/2007 [Newsbank article]
It's 1,2,3 strikes, yer out in the Kansas justice system [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/30/2007

Benita Y. Williams
Hall gets grand jury indictment
Kansas City Star, 8/1/2007


Robert A. Cronkleton
A baby and judgeship all in the same week
Kansas City Star, 8/1/2007
Diane Carroll
Death penalty sought in Smith case
Kansas City Star, 8/2/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
D.A. drops charge, refiles
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2007
Steve Fry
Judge steps aside
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/8/2007
Steve Fry
Probation revoked; prison time ordered
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/10/2007
John Milburn
Court limits killers' speech
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/11/2007
Lisa Horn
Woman upset that killer be released
Lawrence Journal World, 8/15/2007
Diane Carroll
Defense to have DNA access
Kansas City Star, 8/16/2007 [Newsbank article]
Robert A. Cronkleton
Longer sentence sought for Young
Kansas City Star, 8/18/2007
Dion Lefler
Court: Just being in U.S. isn't illegal
Wichita Eagle, 8/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Access denied
Johnson County Sun, 8/23/2007

Robert A. Cronkleton
Woman's attorney seeks her release
Kansas City Star, 8/24/2007


Diane Carroll
Kansans get a lesson in the use of grand juries
Kansas City Star, 8/28/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mike Belt
Toby Young given 27-month federal sentence
Lawrence Journal World, 8/29/2007
Diane Carroll
Hall bound over on charges from 2004 incident
Kansas City Star, 9/6/20007 [Newsbank article]
Jack Weinstein
New judge, familiar city
Olathe Daily News, 9/11/2007
Welch a good choice [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 9/12/2007

Steve Fry
Expert certain dad impregnated daughter
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2007


John Hanna
Judge nips state in dispute over fat treatment
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2007
Steve Fry
Key perpetrator not yet sentenced
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2007
John Hanna
Ambivalence means long delay before first execution
Chanute Tribune, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
A judicial life
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Mirror state courts need diversity
Wichita Eagle, 9/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
Jury convicts father of rape
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2007
Roxana Hegeman
Court rejects sex law appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2007
Hurst Laviana
Judge upholds charges against sex shops
Wichita Eagle, 9/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Ric Anderson
What now for 'Snoop' Kline?
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/25/2007
David Klepper
Chief Justice Kay McFarland marks 30 years on Kansas Supreme Court
Kansas City Star, 9/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Populist do by-petition grand juries work?
Wichita Eagle, 9/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bob Sigman
Don't fool with out courts
Johnson County Sun, 12/27/2007

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