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Supreme Court release for February 22, 2019

22 Feb 2019 11:59 AM | Amanda Kohlman (Administrator)

The Kansas Supreme Court released the following published decisions today: 

Appeal No. 116,801: In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Matthew C. Cone

Archived oral argument video 

The Supreme Court affirmed Cone's involuntary commitment under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act. The court held that the Clay County District Court did not abuse its discretion in allowing experts to testify about Cone's results on actuarial tests used to estimate a sex offender's risk of reoffending. The court further held that sufficient evidence supported the jury's verdict that Cone is a sexually violent predator under the Sexually Violent Predator Act.

Appeal No. 119,198: In the Matter of Linda S. Dickens

Archived oral argument video

Dickens, of Overland Park, was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law for violating the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct governing competence, diligence, communication, fees, conflict of interest, termination of representation, expediting litigation, responsibilities of supervisory lawyers, reporting professional misconduct, misconduct, engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, and conduct that adversely reflects on fitness to practice.

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