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Judge removed in Vickridge beating case

David Dreier may avoid a prison sentence for the beating of Chris Brannan, who suffered a permanent brain injury. In a rare courthouse move, the ranking Sedgwick County District Court Judge has removed another judge from a pending criminal case because of accusations of bias. Judge Rebecca Pilshaw, the judge removed from the case, was…

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Man acquitted of first-degree murder

Marcus Shanklin, 20, was charged with killing LaDon Boyd. Marcus Shanklin – facing life behind bars for a first-degree murder charge – on Thursday heard the news that gave him a start at a new life with his “Big Brother.” After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over three days, a Sedgwick County jury acquitted Shanklin,…

199806.18
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Federal judge acquits Guidry on most charges

Judge Monti Belot did, however, deny acquittal on her convictions on filing false statements on tax returns. A federal judge on Wednesday granted acquittal for Anita Guidry on 10 charges a jury deadlocked on earlier this week. In the ruling, Judge Monti Belot refused to acquit her on the three charges of filing false statements…

199805.02
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Bookstores won’t be indicted

Grand jury refuses to charge local sellers of Jock Sturges’ photo book of nude children A grand jury has declined to indict local bookstores for selling Jock Sturges’ photography books of nude children in provocative poses. The decision disappointed members of the Kansas Family Research Institute, a Christian group that had spent two years protesting…

199403.01
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Lawyer Wins Early Round in IRS Battle

Kansas judge questions ethics of reporting names of some cash-paying clients In a war between the Internal Revenue Service and the criminal defense bar over a requirement that lawyers report the names of some cash-paying clients, the lawyers finally have a weapon to use. It is a Jan. 13 opinion by U.S. District Judge Patrick…