February 13th Unpublished Opinions

February 13th. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued 11 unpublished opinions. One published opinion was issued today, and we will be covering it later tonight. The unpublished opinions were:

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
98,014 — State v. Foster — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
99,343 — State v. Hamilton — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Harvey.
99,490 — State v. Thomas — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Shawnee.
99,598 — State v. Farr — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Shawnee.
99,801 — State v. Gonzales — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Sedgwick.
99,874 — State v. Moyers — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — McPherson.
100,040 — State v. Smith — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Saline.
100,044 — State v. Woodward — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Bourbon.
100,118 — State v. Andrews — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
100,302 — State v. Whiting — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Barton.
100,490 — State v. Corcoran — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Butler.

Unpublished opinions are supposed to be those where the case turns on the straightforward application of existing law.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.

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