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Fresh Tips: Sample Request for Records

[Name of Records Custodian] [Name of Public Agency] [Street Address] [City, ST ZIP Code] [email address] Dear [Records Custodian]: I hereby submit this request under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) via email and regular mail for physical or electronic copies of the following public record or records: [INSERT DESCRIPTION OF RECORDS.] As you are […]

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Fresh Tips: Requesting disclosure of probable cause affidavits

A little more than a year ago, two Kansas statutes, K.S.A. 22-2302 and K.S.A. 22-2502, were amended to give the public, including journalists, a right to see affidavits that police file to justify making arrests and conducting searches. As is often the case with new law, not everyone initially agrees on how to interpret it. So courts […]

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jkba cover may 2015

Fresh Tips: Accessing probable cause affidavits in Kansas

Fresh Takes’ own Max Kautsch co-authored the cover story in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association.  The article takes an in-depth look at the legislative intent related to the newly amended statutes and the genesis of their adoption.  It aspires to guide members of the public and journalists in […]

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