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2008 Session - January through May

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, January through May, 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

January through May, 2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Judicial accountability courting trouble [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2008

Ron Sylvester
Thurber statements sealed for now
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Kansas Supreme Court proposal for change in selection process receives support
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2008

Tim Potter
Courthouse security re-evaluated
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
County judge may be on list to become AG
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008

Mark Fagan
Judge named Citizen of the Years
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008

Mike Hall

Elect or appoint?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial

No fix needed [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2008

Diane Carroll
Sebelius appoints Overland Park lawyer
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2008

Rachel Davis
Professor: Judge selection process flawed
Garden City Telegram, 1/18/2008

George Diepenbrook
Replacement process could take several months
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2008

Mike Hall
Lawrence native named appellate judge
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2008

Ric Anderson
Senate, too, could affirm judge choices
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2008

The Capital-Journal
Vacant judicial seat open to applications
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2008

James Carlson
Bill would allow judge to consider illnesses
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2008

Ron Sylvester
Pilshaw awaits ethics panel ruling
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Staff Reports
Attorney's practice put on probation
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2008

Sharon Montague
Court suspends Salina attorney
Salina Journal, 2/5/2008

Laura Scott
Keep politics out of the selection of judges
Kansas City Star, 2/11/2008
[Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Bill would boost retirement ages for state's jurists
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Duncan's motives in question [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/12/2008

Kansas needs new justice selection process [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/13/2008

Sam MacRoberts
Bar too influential in the selection of justices
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
Lawmaker calls for changing judicial selection process
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/15/2008

Judging limits [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Greg Beck
Letters column correction
Leavenworth Times, 2/16/2008

Tom Bell
Changes mean mischief [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article] [January 3, 2008 editorial]

Bobbi Mlynar
Waddell retrial begins
Emporia Gazette, 2/21/2008

Carl Manning
Judicial selection focus of hearing
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008

Jack Weinstein
Kansas alone in justice selection process
Olathe Daily News, 2/22/2008

Associated Press
Bill adds Senate to selection of justices
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Illegal court fee to be refunded
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2008

Ron Sylvester
Commission recommends censure for Pilshaw
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Panel says judge should be censured for yelling at jurors
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2008

Associated Press
Panel wants Wichita judge censured for yelling at jurors
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Panel: Censure judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2008

Steve Rose
Abuse of power
Johnson County Sun, 2/28/2008

Bob Sigman
Judicial system works well
Johnson County Sun, 2/28/2008

James Carlson
Judges' discretion may be weakened
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2008

J-W Staff Reports
Three nominees for county judge have KU ties
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Crime and Punishment more fitting [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2008

Associated Press
Three nominated to fill Six's judgeship
Chanute Tribune, 3/1/2008

Diane Carroll and Laura Bauer
Grand jurors call for review
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
High-tech courtrooms get trial run
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2008

Jim Sullinger and Diane Carroll
Legislators willing to look at grand jury law
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Triggering trouble at the Supreme Court
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/13/2008

James Carlson
Bill seeks to limit judges' discretion
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2008

Ron Sylvester
Despite high court loss, genesis fights on
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Creativity has its place [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Governor names Kittel to district judge seat
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008

Doris Riley
Change the process [letter to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 3/27/2008

Ron Sylvester
Judicial hopefuls file for election
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Issues had their day, but not enough votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2008

Mike Belt
Kittel ready to take the bench
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2008

Mary Clarkin
Judge may don acting hat for tours
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Kittel sworn in
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2008

Andrew Nash
Situation prompts warning about lawyers
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dan Margolies
A 4-year-old's bus ride ends up a court case
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jon Ruhlen
Busy day in court
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2008

Reno lessons [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Robert A. Cronkleton
Chief judge plans to leave Wyandotte County bench
Kansas City Star, 4/24/2008

Mike Belt
State, not county, should fund judge post, leaders say
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2008

Ron Keefover
Supreme Court two justices have Kansas ties
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2008

Greg Musil
In selecting our judges we should keep politics out
Kansas City Star, 5/1/2008

Dion Lefler
Legislators foil attempt to remove judge funding
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Erick R. Schmidt
17 apply for district judge seat
Olathe Daily News, 4/23/2008

Dennis Boyles
Wisconsin shows Kansas how to improve court
Junction City Daily Union, 5/7/2008

Mary Clarkin
Reno County district court closes doors hour earlier
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Erick R. Schmidt
Pool of 10th District judge candidates narrowed to three
Olathe Daily News, 5/10/2008

Steve Fry
Nominees, applications sought for judicial post
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2008

Shutting out the public [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Attorney Mike Sheahon suspended
Salina Journal, 5/17/2008

Christine Metz
Douglas County district judge has seen, heard it all
Lawrence Journal World, 5/18/2008

Denis Boyles
Improving Kansas' Supreme Court [my opinion]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/21/2008

Mark Fagan
Judge Tacha honored for service
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2008

Ron Sylvester
Parents plan to testify on Burnett's behalf
Wichita Eagle, 5/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ron Sylvester
Jury spares Burnett's life in Brooks slaying
Wichita Eagle, 5/29/2008 [Newsbank article]