Friday, October 24, 2014

Supreme Court Special Session Oct. 29 at KCKCC

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College is hosting the Kansas Supreme Court next week as it hears oral arguments in several cases.

The visit is in an ongoing outreach effort to familiarize all Kansans with the work the Supreme Court does as well as the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

The court will be in session from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 in the Performing Arts Center on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave.

The court will hear oral arguments in two criminal cases and three civil cases. These include:
  • State of Kansas v. Michael Trevon Lewis
  • In the Matter of the Estate of Kenneth Lee Butler, deceased
  • State of Kansas v. Darren Knox
  • Jeremy A. Wiles v. American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC)
  • Jenna S. Cheney v. Zachary Poore
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss will be available to talk to the media from 8 to 8:15 a.m. Reporters who plan to cover the special session, or to participate in the media availability with Chief Justice Nuss, must submit their name, media affiliation, email address and phone number to no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

In addition, reporters need to be familiar with Supreme Court Rule 1001: Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings, which prohibits electronics in the auditorium where court proceedings will take place. More details about the special session, including summaries of the cases to be heard, are available at

For more information on the visit, contact Lisa Taylor, public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration, at 785-296-4872 or by email at