Archive for the ‘Unpublished opinions’ Category

June 26th Unpublished Opinions

July 9, 2009

June 26th. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a number of unpublished opinions.

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
98,275 — State v. Layton — Per Curiam — Sentence vacated and remanded with directions — McPherson.
100,653 — State v. Parker — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Sedgwick.
100,740 — State v. McCawley — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Douglas.
100,801 — State v. McKinney — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Geary.
100,882/100,919 — State v. Hood — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Butler.
101,007 — State v. Rhodes — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Sedgwick.
101,034 — State v. Monzon — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Sedgwick.
101,068 — State v. Ruckman — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Marshall.
101,139 — State v. McCowan — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Saline.
101,140 — State v. Myers — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Ford.
101,233 — State v. Robinson-Bey — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Shawnee
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Unpublished opinions are supposed to be those where the case turns on the straightforward application of existing law.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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May 22nd Unpublished Opinions

May 24, 2009

May 22nd. The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a number of unpublished opinions.

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
100,340 — State v. Dean — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
100,341/100,378/100,380 — State v. Roediger — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Saline.
100,437 — State v. Jacobs — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
100,440 — State v. Shipshee — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Jackson.
100,455/100,456 — State v. Frye — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Miami.
100,472 — State v. Robinson — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Sedgwick.
100,516 — State v. Puckett — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Brown.
100,619 — State v. Beasley — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
100,620 — State v. Evans — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Douglas.
100,744 — State v. Castro-Lopez — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Johnson.
100,761 — State v. Counts — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Shawnee.
100,809 — State v. Stout — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Marshall.
100,879 — State v. Wells — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Scott.
100,908 — State v. Dominguez-Gonzalez — Per Curiam — Dismissed — Barton.
100,982 — State v. Belveal — Per Curiam — Affirmed in part and dismissed in part — Reno.

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.

April 2009 Decisions

April 10, 2009

April 10th. So far in April, the Kansas Supreme Court has issued three decisions. One of these will be covered here shortly. The other two are an unpublished decision and an Attorney Discipline case. The unpublished decision was:

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
100,930 — In the Matter of the Marriage of Gerow — Rosen, J. — 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.

The  disciplinary case was In Re Lober (No. 101,212). In the interests of balancing our workload against reader interest we do not write up Attorney Discipline cases, except in unusually newsworthy circumstances.

March 27th Unpublished Opinions

March 27, 2009

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.

February 13th Unpublished Opinions

February 13, 2009

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.

January 30th Decisions

January 30, 2009

January 30th. The Kansas Supreme Court today issued 14 published opinions and two unpublished ones. A selected summary of some of these cases can be found on the Court’s own website, here. We will have coverage of all the published decisions over the next few days. The unpublished cases were:

Docket Number / Case Name / Judge / Disposition / County
98,708 — State v. May — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.
99,816 — State v. Chavez — Per Curiam — Affirmed — Sedgwick.

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.

December 12th: Remaining opinions

December 19, 2008

In addition to the opinions covered here, the Court on December 12th issued one disciplinary decision, In re Lee (No. 10,0821) and one unpublished opinion: Strong v. Bruce (No. 97,204) written by Justice Nuss (Reversed and remanded with directions).

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. This case is not available online. If anyone is aware of any controversy surrounding it, please contact this blog and we will investigate.

December 5th: Remaining opinions

December 16, 2008

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.