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…

Too-hasty forced entry by police ruins pot evidence, judge decides

After dark on May 17, Wichita narcotics officers stood on the porch at 144 S. Chautauqua and yelled, “Police officers with a search warrant.” A second or two later, the officers used a battering ram to smash through a locked door at the home of Steven Holland Gerber, 40. They seized 106 marijuana plants growing…