Archive | October, 2015

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Kansas Supreme Court amends Rule 106; marriage information now limited

Despite opposition from journalists, genealogists, and others, the Kansas Supreme Court has amended Supreme Court Rule 106 so that marriage information that had been publicly available for decades is no longer accessible.  Instead, courts are to prepare a “limited marriage record.”  The rule went into effect on October 1, 2015, and can be found here. […]

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Suggestions for legislation to support open government and press freedom in Kansas

Over the past few months, Fresh Takes has documented the need to amend certain Kansas laws that govern public access to government information and that relate to press freedom. The following are summaries of possible statutory improvements that ideally would be a top priority in the 2016 Kansas legislative session. Revise the Kansas Open Records […]

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