Supreme Court

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AP News Staff
December 10, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money...
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Dan Weinbaum
October 09, 2018 - 7:17 am
After a contentious nomination and confirmation process, Brett Kavanaugh takes a seat on the Supreme Court Monday. The newest associate justice was sworn in over the weekend, and the White House held an unusual ceremonial swearing in Monday evening. Kavanaugh will get right to work. The Supreme...
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AP News Staff
September 27, 2018 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is raising the curtain on what promises to be high drama - a hearing in which senators will listen to a woman accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, then weigh his denial. Listen to live audio from the proceedings...
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Bill Grady
September 18, 2018 - 6:44 am
Members of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault are monitoring developments in Washington with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. After thousands of pages of documents were examined and days of hearings, Sen. Diane Feinstein released a letter from...
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KMBZ News Staff
June 25, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's spending on public schools remains inadequate despite an increase approved earlier this year, but gave the state another year to come up with more funding. The high court on Monday rejected arguments from the state that a new law...
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KMBZ News Staff
June 13, 2018 - 4:33 am
Officials around the country are reassessing their policies after a Supreme Court ruling that upholds state efforts to purge their voter roles. The Monday ruling means that states are allowed to remove people from voting rolls if they fail to vote in two consecutive election cycles, but only if...
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March 27, 2018 - 4:36 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Linda Brown, who as a girl in Topeka, was at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at the age of 75. Topeka's former Sumner School was all-white when her father, Oliver, tried to enroll the family. He became...
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Kansas Dept. of Corrections
December 12, 2017 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a death sentence stand for a southeastern Kansas man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid. The high court declined Monday to review Scott Cheever's case a second time. Cheever faces lethal injection for killing Greenwood County...
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Bill Grady
July 11, 2017 - 7:10 am
The Kansas legislature's 2018 addresses school financing, but the problem is not going away anytime soon. Next week the Kansas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the funding measure. School districts are challenging the plan, saying it does not adequately fund education as required in the...
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April 17, 2017 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - An important case about the separation of church and state comes up in Justice Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench. The outcome could make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in many states. The justices on Wednesday will hear a...
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