December 5th: Remaining opinions

December 5th. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a number of unpublished opinions. Unpublished opinions are supposed to be those where the case turns on the straightforward application of existing law. Though widespread, the practice is not without controversy – it has been criticized elsewhere for allowing courts to hide ‘stinkers’ as well as being unnecessary in the age of the internet where the size of printed materials is no longer a constraint. These cases are not available online. If anyone is aware of any controversy surrounding them, please contact this blog and we will investigate. The unpublished opinions are:

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
98,260 — State v. Walls — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Shawnee.
98,887 — State v. Silhan — Per Curiam — Appeal dismissed — Reno.
99,440 — State v. Grogg — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Nemaha.
99,444 — State v. Saling — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — McPherson.
99,530 — State v. Hull — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Reno.
99,637 — State v. Dirks — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Lane.
99,747 — State v. Hopkins — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Lyon.
99,855 — State v. Downtain — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Butler.
99,924 — State v. Ross — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Sedgwick.
100,105 — State v. Anderson — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Riley.
100,164 — State v. Jackson — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Shawnee.

The Court also issued five unanimous opinions on disciplinary matters regarding lawyers and licenses to practise in Kansas. These cases are summarized on the Court’s own website.

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