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Legislative Testimony: anti-SLAPP bill

January 29, 2015 To: Rep. John Barker, chairman House Judiciary Committee, and of the members of the committee From: Maxwell Kautsch, attorney at law, Kautsch Law, LLC RE: Anti-SLAPP legislation, HB 2054 Chairman Barker and members of the committee: As one who is interested in freedom of expression, I have read HB 2054 and hereby […]

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Rethinking Data Tree: Proper application of the KORA to the media’s request for marriage information

For years, anyone could go to a courthouse and look up marriage licenses.  Now, however, the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) has taken the position that public access to records of marriages should be limited.  In taking this position, JOA claims it seeks to protect the privacy of marriage licensees.  For authority to restrict […]

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