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June through December 2008
Newspaper Clippings Index

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, 2008.

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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

June-December, 2008

Willow Williamson
AG discusses looming legal questions during his stop in Hutchinson
Hutchinson News, 6/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Death penalty too inconsistent to be fair
Wichita Eagle, 6/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Diane Carroll
Former Johnson County employees drop lawsuit against Kline
Kansas City Kansan, 6/25/2008

Ron Sylvester
Killer angry, parents upset during sentencing
Wichita Eagle, 6/26/2008

Mike Hall
Judge strays from guidelines
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/28/2008

Subject deserves better tactics [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 6/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Taylor
Leavenworth Co. judge faces inquiry
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2008

Sex offender cases shackle judge [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2008

Barbara Hollingsworth
Judge opts to depart from trying sex case
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2008

Scales of justice
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2008

Judicial politics [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2008

Diane Carroll
Phill Kline buys a house in Shawnee
Kansas City Star, 7/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Unruh
AG still looking at land sale
Salina Journal, 7/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Richmeier
Judge accused of sexual harassment granted more time for response
Leavenworth Times, 7/15/2008

John Hanna
Judicial grade cards to be online Aug. 29
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/5/2008

Passing judgment [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Judging the judges [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 8/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
The Kansas judicial report card
Chanute Tribune, 8/27/2008

Steve Fry
Former nurse named to bench
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/28/2008

George Diepenbrock
State funding sought for judge position
Lawrence Journal World, 8/29/2008

Diane Carroll
Report cards out on state judges
Kansas City Star, 8/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
Web site judges the judges
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/29/2008

David Clouston
Get to know your judges
Salina Journal, 8/29/2008

Mike Hall
Judges pass bar of review process
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Fray
Report cards recommend judges' re-election
Lawrence Journal World, 8/30/2008

Steve Fry
District judges show longevity
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/1/2008

Tom Bell
Make informed decisions [editorial]
Salina Journal, 9/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Judging judges [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 9/3/2008

Sebelius to choose county judge
Johnson County Sun, 9/3/2008

Associated Press
Case raises question: Should judges answer surveys?
Wichita Eagle, 9/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
State judges receive too high marks
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Richmeier
Judge accused of sexual harassment to retire
Leavenworth Times, 9/6-7/2008

David Klepper
Court hears topic of allowing judges to state their views
Kansas City Star, 9/8/2008

Shawn Linenberger
Leavenworth County district judge facing investigation announces Oct. 1 retirement
Lawrence Journal World, 9/11/2008

Bob Sigman
Vetting would-be judges
Johnson County Sun, 9/10/2008

Steve Fry
Dowd didn't hear case
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/16/2008

People's turn to rate judges [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 9/17/2008

Chuck Kurtz
Pro: Elect judges Con: 'Buy' judges
Johnson County Sun, 9/17/2008

Special to The Times
Judge evaluations now available
Leavenworth Times, 9/17/2008

David Klepper
Jury trials for kids could tax system
Wichita Eagle, 9/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Court officials wary of ruling
Kansas City Star, 9/28/2008

George Diepenbrock
Judge's service yields federal honors
Lawrence Journal World, 10/4/2008

Rhonda Holman
Overcrowded [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 10/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Richmeier
Commission sends names to governor to fill judge vacancy
Leavenworth Times, 10/8/2008

Steve Fry
A proud heritage for newest judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
High court upholds murder convictions
Wichita Eagle, 10/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Golba
Vote 'Yes' on county question no. 1
Kansas City Star, 10/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
What's really behind plan?
Kansas City Star, 10/20/2008

Retain current judges in Johnson County [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 10/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Hays Daily News
Stronger sentences for sex offenders needed
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/21/2008

Loren Stanton
Groups oppose electing judges
Johnson County Sun, 10/22/2008

Arlen Siegfreid
Judge appointment process still involves politics
Johnson County Sun, 10/22/2008

Chuck Kurtz
Other counties have mixed experiences electing judges
Johnson County Sun, 10/22/2008

Chris Green
Organizers hope web site on judges clicks with voters
Hutchinson News, 10/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
Rico case now in hands of jury
Wichita Eagle, 11/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Grace Hobson
Election of judges rejected, and merit system remains
Kansas City Star, 11/6/2008

Allison Peterson
Law protects both sides [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/7/2008

The Capital-Journal
Tonganoxie man named as judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Times
Gibbens picked for judge, new nominees released
Leavenworth Times, 11/12/2008

Staff Reports
Panel selects 3 judge nominees
Lawrence Journal World, 11/14/2008

David Klepper
Area lawyer tagged for high-court post
Kansas City Star, 11/15/2008

John Hanna
Attorney calls claim 'absurd'
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/19/2008

Jon Ruhlen
AG looks to drop couple's charges
Hutchinson News, 11/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Top spot is elusive
Johnson County Sun, 11/26/2008

Court affirms attorney's dismissal
Salina Journal, 12/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

State high court gives Phil Kline his comeuppance [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2008

Joe Lambe and Laura Bauer
Kline's behavior called 'inexcusable,' but he gets to keep abortion records
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Salina case goes to high court
Salina Journal, 12/6/2008

Ron Sylvester
Robinson gets life --hearing gets fiery victim's family outraged by convict's denial
Wichita Eagle, 12/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Advice aids state AG at high court
Hutchinson News, 12/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Kaweah leader gets five years
Wichita Eagle, 12/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Sebelius appoints 2 judges
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/13/2008

Staff Reports
City lawyer to fill seat in county district court
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2008

Steve Fry
Quality of counsel questioned
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/17/2008

Joe Lambe
A case spurs call for new law
Kansas City Star, 12/17/2008