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Civil Rights

2011 - Session - January through May, 2011

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 CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2011.

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


ARTICLES ON CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2011


David Klepper
Kansas lawmakers take aim at abortion
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2011


John Milburn
Conservatives file abortion legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2011


Tim Carpenter
Measure would restrict abortions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2011


Tim Carpenter
Abortion: Brownback refers to 'crime against humanity'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2011


John Hanna
State official to enforce abortion regulations
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2011


Tim Carpenter
Abortion bill evokes House debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

David Klepper
Kansas House panel considers new abortion limits
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2011

Heather Hollingsworth
Racial turmoil part of state's history
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2011

Scott Rothschild
Rape definition in dispute in bill backed by Jenkins
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2011

Statehouse Live: Reorganization of agency that investigates discrimination complaints draws fire
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2011

Phill Kline fallout [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2011 [Newsbank article]

Samantha Foster
Kansas ponders bias law change
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2011

Associated Press
Bill would require genetic testing
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2011


Scott Rothschild
Gregory apologizes for transgender questioning
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2011


Mary Clarkin
State rep backs paternity bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2011

Bill would outlaw anti-gender identification bias
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2011


Tim Carpenter
Dems accuse O'Brien of racism
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Roxana Hegeman
Wichita doctor agrees not to offer abortions amid suit
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2011


Illegitimate legislation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2011

Tim Carpenter
Abortion foes cite fetal pain issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2011


Celebrating black history
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2011


David Klepper
Abortion bill focuses on fetal pain
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2011


Mike Hendricks
Defending Kline and revving up anti-abortion movement
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Committee closes testimony on abortion bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2011


Deb Gruver
Senate committee passes amended racial-profiling bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2011


Critics say religious freedom bill in Kansas House discriminates against gay people
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2011


Steve Fry
Discipline complaint vs. Kline on agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2011


David Klepper
Phill Kline faces ethics hearing over his anti-abortion efforts
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2011


Steve Fry
Kline: Deception OK in abuse investigation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2011

David Klepper
Phill Kline takes the stand
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2011

Scott Rothschild
Critics say bill discriminates against gays
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2011


Tim Carpenter
Pro-Kline report concealed for months
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Associated Press
2 abortion bills to be debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Suzanne Perez Tobias
Anti-gay column in East High newspaper draws fire
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2011


David Klepper
Kline testifies on handling of medical records
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2011


Associated Press
Senate chief vows abortion debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Tim Carpenter
Abortion reform advances in House
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Associated Press
House passes 'fetal pain' abortion bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Steve Fry
Hearing centers on records
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


John Hanna
Kansas House approves Nebraska-style fetal pain abortion bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2011


Steve Fry
Angry Kline threw employee's statement to Morrison
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Steve Fry
Testimony favorable to Kline
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2011

Steve Fry
Panel refuses to hear 911 call
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2011

Tim Carpenter
Generals' filing targets Phelpses
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2011

Steve Fry
Kline testimony over; ethics hearing near end
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2011


The Star's editorial|Supreme Court made right call on church's funeral protests
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2011


David Goldstein
Justices uphold Topeka church's right to picket funerals
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2011


Mark Sherman
1st Amendment protects military funeral protesters
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2011


Tim Carpenter
High court finds for WBC
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Father of fallen Marine upset with court's ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Steve Fry
Kline blasts Kansas Supreme Court
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Mike Hendricks
Deny Phelps family the attention it craves
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2011

Fred Mann
Ruling dismays vet's supporters, Kan. lawmakers
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2011

Brad Cooper
Round one of Kline ethics hearing winds up
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2011

Gary Graham
In Westboro Supreme Court case, it's free speech 1, decency zero
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2011

Right decision [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Equality Coalition blasts state legislators
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2011


Tim Carpenter
Gay sex ban may stay on books
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
GOP: Kline persecuted by state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Todd Fertig
Bill alters licensing of abortion providers
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2011 [Newsbank article]


Leonard Pitts Jr
Phelps ruling disappointing but right
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
Marchers to fight civil rights shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Mary Clarkin
Kansas House group: Pauls wrong on bill
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2011

Associated Press
Hearing set for disabled vet accused of stalking Westboro members
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2011

Bob Layne
Letter: Bullying sanctioned
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011

Samantha Foster
Four abortion bills under consideration in Kansas Legislature
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2011 [Newsbank article]


Angela Deines
Civil rights focus of Statehouse rally
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2011

C. W. Gusewelle
Westboro protests clearly obscene
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2011

Associated Press
Senate panel endorses anti-abortion bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011

Daniel Price
Freedom to speak; freedom to ignore
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Senate passes limits on abortion
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2011

Tim Hrenchir
NAACP asks for 'positive energy' from council
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011

Tim Carpenter
House advances anti-abortion bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2011

Dion Lefler
House passes third anti-abortion bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2011

Brad Cooper
House passes more abortion regulation
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2011

Associated Press
Age discrimination suit filed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2011

Mary Clarkin
Abortion bill amendments supported - Capitol Notebook
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2011 [Newsbank article]

Group of business leaders, churches opposed to inclusion of gender identity in Lawrence's anti-discrimination policy
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2011


Associated Press
Federal records detail threats to Tiller
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback signs major abortion bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2011


Brad Cooper
More fetal-pain abortion bans are advancing in other states
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2011


Associated Press
Abortion foes seek insurance limits
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas Gov. Brownback proposes stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood
Kansas City Star, 4/23/2011


John Hanna
State Senate to vote Wednesday on rules for Kansas abortion clinics
Lawrence Journal World, 4/27/2011


Tim Carpenter
Abortion regulation bill sent to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011

Tim Carpenter
YWCA, allies stand against racism
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2011

Brad Cooper
Jehovah's Witness can get bloodless liver transplant
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2011

Roxana Hegeman
Feds put heat on abortion activists
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2011

Associated Press
Abortion restrictions remain on table
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011

Associated Press
Legislators revive abortion insurance proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011

Associated Press
Planned Parenthood weighs lawsuit over Kan. bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011


Planned Parenthood criticizes Kansas budget provision
Lawrence Journal World, 5/13/2011


John Hanna
Kan. lawmakers end work with anti-abortion push
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Analysis: Unusual process saves Kan. abortion plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2011


John Hanna
Brownback signs abortion bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2011


Roxana Hegeman
Anti-abortion activist files counter suit
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2011 [Newsbank article]


Anti-abortion rider shakes up the Capitol
Hays Daily News, 5/24/2011 [Newsbank article]


Brownback criticized for signing abortion bill that opponents say will hurt women who get impregnated after being raped
Lawrence Journal World, 5/26/2011


Brownback defends abortion insurance restrictions
Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/2011


LZ Granderson
Abortion debate trivializes rape
CNN.com


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