Archive | March, 2015

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Small tweaks to KORA could make email transparency feasible

As reported by the Topeka Capital-Journal, the Kansas Senate, by a vote of 32-6, recently “rejected an amendment to the state’s open records law Thursday that would have expanded the definition of a public record to include any information on a ‘personal electronic device’ used by a public agency to conduct government business.” The amendment […]

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Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 106 would make marriage information inaccessible under KORA

On March 13, 2015, the public was notified that the Kansas Supreme Court is considering adding subsection (d) to Supreme Court Rule 106 that would ostensibly “clarify the treatment of personally identifiable information in marriage licensing documents maintained by the district courts.”  As per the notice that accompanies the proposed new rule, “[t]he proposed changes […]

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Judge subject to mandamus appeal agrees LJW request is not moot; issues scheduling order

On February 27, 2015, Douglas County District Court Judge B. Kay Huff, the respondent in Supreme Court Case No. 14-113027-S, The Lawrence Journal-World v. B. Kay Huff, issued an order concerning the underlying criminal cases, which have since been expunged.  In the Order, the district court “agrees that Intervenor’s interest is not moot and survives […]

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