March 27th Unpublished Opinions

March 27th. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued 12 unpublished opinions. Several published opinions were also issued today, and we will be covering them later tonight and over the next few days. The unpublished opinions were:

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
99,308 — State v. Torres — Per Curiam — Sentences vacated, and case remanded with directions — Sedgwick.
99,576 — State v. Dillard — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Johnson.
100,107 — State v. Vaughn — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Montgomery.
100,268 — State v. Nave — Per Curiam — Appeal dismissed — Shawnee.
100,301 — State v. Kane — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Douglas.
100,395 — State v. Barnes-Catlett — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Johnson.
100,549 — State v. Lemon — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Riley.
100,550 — State v. McMurray — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Marshall.
100,558 — State v. Blackburn — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Butler.
100,622 — State v. Obermeier — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Miami.
100,641/100,642 — State v. Lamore — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Republic.
101,187 — In the Matter of Barton P. Cohen and Mary Davidson Cohen Charitable Funds — Per Curiam – – Affirmed — Johnson.

Unpublished opinions are supposed to be those where the case turns on the straightforward application of existing law.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