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2009 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, 2009.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

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, 2009

Mark McCormick
Changes needed for judicial diversity
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Veteran state litigator named to high court
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2009

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius picks biles for high court
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2009

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius' stamp on state will endure
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2009

John Hanna
New justice appointed to Kansas Supreme Court Wednesday
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/8/2009

Ron Sylvester
Melgren takes seat on bench
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jack Weinstein
Sebelius appoints Foth as district judge
Olathe Daily News, 1/10/2009

Ann Marie Bush
Retiring justice shares 'firsts'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2009

Mike Hendricks
Kline's energy will be missed
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2009

Jesse Fray
Pokorny sworn in as county's newest judge
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Hecht explanation disputed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Racy photos cause lawyer suspension
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2009

Patrick Lowry
Courtroom violence [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Staff and Wire Reports
Bill would allow armed prosecutors in courthouses
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2009

Carl Manning
Bill would let prosecutors carry guns into courthouses
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Open up process of picking justices
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/28/2009

Kelli Bamforth
Bill gives prosecutors right to carry firearms
Olathe Daily News, 1/28/2009

Dan Biles to high court [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 1/28/2009

Ryan Christner
Local judge not sure about gun bill
Hays Daily News, 1/30/2009

Carl Manning
Courts not immune to cutbacks
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2009

Associated Press
Neb. judge rejects Phelps' flag claim
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
Dodge City cost of justice
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/6/2009

Mary Clarkin
Bill takes soft line on judge age limits
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Concealed carry gun battle [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2009

Carl Manning
Courts have few options in cutting costs
Hays Daily News, 2/9/2009

Associated Press
Murder spurs bills on grand juries, cell phones
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas lawmakers hear State of the Judiciary speech
Manhattan Mercury, 2/11/2009

Jeannine Koranda
House bill would let public know reason for warrants
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Legislative v. judicial [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Don Redeker
Jurors have better view of audience than of witnesses; that's not right [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/25/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Court overturns lawsuit against Dodge City beef plant
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Truesdale
Gun-carry bill for prosecutors largely unpopular
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kris W. Kobach
Budget woes linked to how justices are chosen
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Fiscal woes threaten order in the courts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2009

Shawn Naccarato
An open discussion about a closed-off process
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Kansas Supreme Court justice takes his seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2009

Associated Press
State's highest court has new justice
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

James M. Concannon and Robert C. Casad
Data does not support claim of biased lawyers
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2009

John W. Brookens
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2009

Steve Fry
Judge erases Wright's record
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Judge age limit could be removed
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Judicial retirement age bill rejected
Manhattan Mercury, 3/26/2009

Mary Clarkin
Bill's failure could impact local judge's future
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Judge's remaining service remains up in air
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Bill's victory offers judge age reprieve
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Bill boosting judges' retirement age goes to governor
Hays Daily News, 4/3/2009

Dawn Bormann
On stand a judge explains a decision
Kansas City Star, 4/8/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Judge Richardson to retire, effective April 20
Garden City Telegram, 4/8/2009

Associated Press
Appeals court rules on Kansas judicial candidates
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/18/2009

Associated Press
Court ruling might affect string of death cases
Hays Daily News, 4/20/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Shawnee County Courthouse prosecutorial firepower
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2009

Dion Lefler
'Branded' man is vindicated in court
Kansas City Star, 4/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Firearms decision delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ashley Anstaett
Supreme Court sides with AG in Kansas v. Ventris
Junction City Daily Union, 5/1/2009

Robert Boczkiewicz
Appellate judge stepping down
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Budget mistake bad for courts
Lawrence Journal World, 5/13/2009

Carl Manning
Kansas court furloughs possible next year
Junction City Daily Union, 5/13/2009

Jerry Wofford
Budget cuts could lead to furloughs
Manhattan Mercury, 5/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Kansas court furloughs possible next year
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/13/2009

Eric Swanson
Area court workers hit by cost cuts
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/16/2009

Budget error hits courts [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 5/20/2009

Ann Marie Bush
Firearms on agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2009

Mike Hall
County: D.A. can't bring heat
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2009



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