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Each week the KBA provides digested summaries of the Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals opinions to its members. For full text of the opinions, please visit www.kscourts.org.

February 20, 2015

Kansas Supreme Court

  • In re Estate of Butler: Civil – Estates, allocation order, and jurisdiction
    #108,747 (SupCt) Wyandotte District Court – Affirmed and Court of Appeals – Dismissed appeal is reversed and appeal is reinstated
  • State v. Brammer: Criminal – No alternative means instructed and jury instruction challenges
    #106,696 (SupCt) Marshall District Court – Affirmed and Court of Appeals – Affirmed
  • State v. Jolly: Criminal – Jessica's Law and departure
    #106,680 (SupCt) Saline District Court – Affirmed and Court of Appeals – Reversed
  • State v. Lewis: Criminal – Notice of appeal, sufficiency of the evidence, waiver of jury trial, destruction of evidence, lifetime parole, and cumulative error
    #108,310 (SupCt) Johnson District Court – Convictions affirmed, sentence vacated in part, and case remanded with directions

Kansas Court of Appeals

  • State v. Belone: Criminal – Admission of Belone's prior trial testimony, inconsistent verdicts, inferences from officer's testimony, admissibility of Begay's statements to nurses, motion for mistrial, disclosing exculpatory evidence, and criminal history
    #109,742 (CtApp) Douglas District Court – Affirmed
  • State v. Ruiz: Criminal – Motion to withdraw plea and criminal history calculation
    #111,005 (CtApp) Sedgwick District Court – Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded
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