Kansas Court of Appeals

Think An Air Rifle Is A Firearm? Think Again

Nov 1, 2013

A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that an air rifle is not a firearm as defined by the state's criminal laws.

Wichita State University

A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear seven cases on Sept. 17 at Wichita State University, as part of the college's Constitution Day events.

Stegall: Kansans Value Loyalty To State

Sep 5, 2013

Newly confirmed Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Caleb Stegall says the state's residents want their public servants to show more loyalty to the state and their neighbors than to a particular political party.

Stegall added that loyalty to what he called "our mutual home" and to the common good will continue to drive him as he serves on the state's second-highest court.

The Kansas Senate has confirmed the nomination of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Kansas Senate hearings begin Tuesday on Gov. Sam Brownback's nominee for the state Court of Appeals.

Former Republican Kansas Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker and former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Deanell Tacha are skeptical about the new judicial selection system that Kansas has adopted.

A Kansas Senate committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Gov. Sam Brownback's choice to fill an open court seat.

Top Dem, Kan. Gov.'s Staff Spar Over Court Choice

Aug 29, 2013

Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall has submitted more than 300 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback.

Stegall currently serves as Brownback's chief counsel.

He also submitted dozens of pages of magazine articles and online columns he has written, including book reviews and commentaries that hint at his conservative politics.

The head of the League of Women Voters of Kansas is hoping that seeing the governor's schedule could reveal the names of candidates for an open court seat. The league has filed an open records request for the calendars of Gov. Sam Brownback and some of his staff.

Stephen Koranda

Gov. Sam Brownback has selected his office's top attorney, Caleb Stegall, as the nominee for an open seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback calls him the most qualified candidate for the job.

“His depth of knowledge across the broad spectrum of legal topics continues to impress me and others around this building. I’ve never known an attorney who can provide such excellent counsel on so many topics," said Brownback.

But the top Democrat in the House, Paul Davis from Lawrence, says the selection means that Brownback picked a friend for the job.

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