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2010 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, 2010.

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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, January through May, 2010

Ric Anderson
It's time to tear down iron curtain on access
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2010

Hutchinson News
Ag declines charge over hand grenade
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/8/2010

Darcy Gray
AG: No charges for attorney with grenade
Salina Journal, 1/8/2010

Darcy Gray
AG: No charges for attorney with grenade in court
Junction City Daily Union, 1/8/2010

Darcy Gray
AG: No charges for attorney with grenade in court
Chanute Tribune, 1/8/2010

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Dodge City makes an ironclad case for a shield law [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/8/2010

Ric Anderson
Mistakes no laughing matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2010

Hutchinson News
Ag declines charge over hand grenade
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/9/2010

Doug Anstaett
Want evidence? Here it is
Salina Journal, 1/10/2010

The News Staff
High court won't review former officer's appeal
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
New legislation could result in Reno Co. judge swap
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Judge posts at stake in proposal
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Act would reassign some judges
Salina Journal, 1/19/2010

Associated Press
Legislation proposes moving magistrate judges
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/19/2010

Steve Fry
A matter of ethics
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2010

Ron Sylvester
Ethics panel summons Kline
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Ethics complaint vs. Kline
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2010

Patrick Lowry
High court must act [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Court issues stay for reporter
Iola Register, 1/20/2010

John Hanna
Panel members gave to rivals
Salina Journal, 1/21/2010

Associated Press
Campaign money questioned
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/21/2010

Associated Press
Plan may not stop furloughs in Kan. courts
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/21/2010

Roxana Hegeman
Jury picked for Kan. abortion killing trial
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2010

John Hanna
Plan may not stop Kansas court furloughs
Junction City Daily Union, 1/22/2010

Associated Press
Funds may not halt court furloughs
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2010

Rhonda Holman
Ethics panel doing essential job [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2010

Mike Hendricks
Kline's tiresome game of blame
Kansas City Star, 1/22/2010

John Hanna
Kansans for Life wants to vote out high court justice
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2010

Trimming judges [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2010 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Wright
Judge upholds Gardner petition
Olathe Daily News, 1/23/2010

Bishop Michael Jackels
State can protect safety without death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 1/24/2010

Ric Anderson
Court plan could induce headaches
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2010

Mike Corn
Court suspends attorney Harding for 90 days
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Judge pitches court surcharge hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2010

Mary Clarkin
Report: Judicial revamp a cost-saver
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kansas Senate votes to end cap on small claims cases
Leavenworth Times, 1/28/2010

Mary Clarkin
Audit: Judicial consolidation would save money
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2010

Jesse Fray
State courts changes could save $6.2M, audit says
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2010

Eric Swanson
District Court workers face monthly furloughs
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/29/2010

Associated Press
Audit says judicial could save money with consolidation
Manhattan Mercury, 1/29/2010

Tim Carpenter
Some judicial areas seen as bench heavy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2010

Judicial consolidation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2010

Steve Fry
Judicial districts could change
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2010

Scott Rothschild
'I'm sorry' bill may help reduce lawsuits
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2010

Patrick Lowry
Power struggle [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Phillip Brownlee
Consolidate some judicial districts [eagle editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Ron Sylvester
Funding helps fend off court furloughs
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2010 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Kansas courts to stay open
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2010

Associated Press
Courts to avoid furloughs in February
Manhattan Mercury, 2/5-6/2010

John Hanna
School aid targeted to fund courts
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

Gayle Weber
Courthouse security plan gets OK
Hays Daily News, 2/9/2010 [Newsbank article]

Phillip Brownlee
More doctors should say, 'I'm sorry' [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2010 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
No district court furloughs in February
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/10/2010

Joe Lambe
Court furlough delayed
Olathe Daily News, 2/10/2010

Roxana Hegeman
Judge rebuked for limiting overdose case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2010

The Star's Editorial
Get smart on sentencing [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2010 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
Jailed 'lawyer' relents, released from custody
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2010

Man agrees not to practice law
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2010

Mike Corn
Lee worried judicial bill could cause trouble
Hays Daily News, 2/25/2010

Martin Hawver
Election year may spark interest in justice's retention
Junction City Daily Union, 3/2/2010

John Hanna
Finance rules don't cover anti-judge campaign
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Erin Mathews
Tapes played in court
Salina Journal, 3/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Commissioners approve special prosecutor
Salina Journal, 3/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Effort to oust justice exempt from campaign finance rules
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2010

Associated Press
Senators draft plans on judicial elections
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2010

John Hanna
Senators draft plans on judicial elections
Junction City Daily Union, 3/4/2010

Courier Views
Shining light on the Supreme Court
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/4/2010

Ron Sylvester and Jeannine Koranda
State court workers have 4 furlough days in April
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth and Steve Fry
Courts announce furloughs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2010

Associated Press
Budget to force courts to close 4 extra days
Manhattan Mercury, 3/14/2010

Jesse Fray
Extra court closings will cause 'trouble'
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2010

Dawne Leiker
Court furloughs on way
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas businessman defends ad against judge
Emporia Gazette, 3/17/2010

Melissa Smith
Courts face four furlough days
Chanute Tribune, 3/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Bill would limit gifts in judicial campaigns
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

Erin Mathews
County court employees will be furloughed
Salina Journal, 3/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Budget concerns force court furlough days
Garden City Telegram, 3/19/2010

Opening salvos [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2010

John Richmeier
Court employees prepare for furloughs
Leavenworth Times, 3/25/2010

Bernard M. Wojcik
Take it to the court [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 3/27/2010

Steve Fry
Hear ye! Court won't be in session
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2010

Scott Rothschild
Legislators ponder medial malpractice amendment in state
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2010

The Capital-Journal
Theis to hear Hot Pockets case
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2010

Eric Swanson
District court schedules furlough days
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/1/2010

Ashley Strehle
State courts to close 3 Fridays
Junction City Daily Union, 4/3/2010

Brad Dornes
Order in the court: Lights out
Manhattan Mercury, 4/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Furloughs a first
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

Judicial center closed Fridays for furlough
Chanute Tribune, 4/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

State Supreme Court justice to be in Salina
Salina Journal, 4/6/2010

Courthouse smokers to be cast farther out
Iola Register, 4/7/2010

Flags lowered in honor of judge
Salina Journal, 4/7/2010

John Hanna
Courts close for first furlough
Salina Journal, 4/9/2010

John Hanna
State's high court won't block cuts
Salina Journal, 4/9/2010

Associated Press
Courts close for first Friday furlough
Garden City Telegram, 4/9/2010

Gov. denies delay for Wichita area casino
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2010

Scott Rothschild
Court won't block cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 4/9/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
High court denies lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2010

Corey Jones
Peers honor judge, lawyer
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2010

Ann Marie Bush
Court furloughs start today
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2010

David Klepper
High court won't rule on cuts
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2010

Courts to close for first Friday furloughs
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2010

Court refuses to block social services cuts
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2010

Staff Reports
State courts close as scheduled
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2010

Ann Marie Bush
Court benched for a day
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2010

Tom Arnhold
Courting poor judgment
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2010 [Newsbank article]

Courthouse cuts [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2010

Associated Press
Court workers to get some pay for furloughs
Manhattan Mercury, 4/14/2010

Steve Fry
Furloughs come with aid
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2010

Star's Editorial
Overrule this idea [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2010

James Carlson
Lawyer faces possible penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2010

Furloughs with pay [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2010

Court costs on rise
Iola Register, 4/20/2010

Don't want to call?
Johnson County Sun, 4/21/2010

Bob Sigman
Unpaid leaves delay litigation
Johnson County Sun, 4/21/2010

Associated Press
Supreme Court rules in state labor dispute
Hays Daily News, 4/23/2010

George Diepenbrock
Panel: Lawyer should be disbarred
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2010

Rachael Gray
Black appointed Grant County attorney
Garden City Telegram, 5/1/2010

State furloughs lost wages [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2010

Loren Stanton
Farmers market pricing becomes issue
Johnson County Sun, 5/5/2010

John Richmeier
Six speaks during law day celebration
Leavenworth Times, 5/6/2010

John Hanna
Kobach's expertise sought
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2010

Kevin Elliott
Appeals court post draws 18 applicants
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2010

Mary Sachez
One states welcome gesture of solidarity
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2010

Judge Smith won't file for re-election
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/13/2010

Associated Press
A.G. to file brief on Westboro church
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2010

Patty Kinnett
Inept court [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2010

Court clerk's hours to change Monday
Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/2010

James Carlson
A.G.'s unite in Phelps fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2010

John Milburn
Attorney general readies brief in funeral protest case
Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/2010

Matthew Clark
AG supports suit against Phelps
Leavenworth Times, 5/20/2010

Emerson Lynn, Jr
A.G. Steve Six backs legal effort to silence Phelps [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/21/2010

Charles S. McVey
The real victims [public forum]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2010

Tim Hrenchir
County: Add state to Hecht case
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2010



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