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Supreme Court Traveling Docket

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 Southwestern College

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The Kansas Supreme Court is heading to Southwestern College in Winfield as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

It will be the Supreme Court's first visit to Southwestern College in the court's 156-year history, and it will be the sixth time the court will hear cases in the evening.

Oral Argument and Public Reception

The public is invited to attend the special session to hear oral arguments in person. Court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the 441-seat Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building on the Southwestern College campus at 100 College Street in Winfield.

The public is invited to observe the proceedings as the court hears oral arguments in two cases. After the session concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the Richardson Performing Arts Center lobby.

Quiet, Please

Talking during oral arguments is prohibited. If you arrive after proceedings start, or you must leave the auditorium before it ends, be as quiet as possible entering and exiting the auditorium. Also, do not talk immediately outside the doors to the performing arts center.

Security Screening

If you attend in person, plan to arrive before 6 p.m. to allow time to get through security screening. Follow these guidelines to make your check-in as quick and easy as possible:

  • Do not bring large bags, large purses, backpacks, computer cases, or briefcases.
  • Do not bring knives, pepper spray, firearms, or weapons.
  • Do not bring electronic devices like laptop computers, handheld games, personal digital assistants, or tablets. If you have to carry a cell phone, it must be turned off or its ringer silenced, and it must be stored out of sight.
  • Do not bring food or drink.

Court and college staff will not be responsible for property left outside the performing arts center.

View Oral Arguments Online

If you can't attend in person, watch a live webcast of the oral arguments online at Watch Supreme Court Live! accessible from the judicial branch website at www.kscourts.org. Another option is to watch an archived recording of the proceedings at another time.

Cases on Docket

The court publishes a booklet for the special session that explains the proceedings and describes the cases. Summaries of the cases to be heard, and briefs filed by the attorneys involved in the cases, follow.

Appeal No. 111,671: Staci Russell v. Lisa May, M.D., Victoria W. Kindel, M.D., and Tana Goering, M.D.

Russell seeks compensation in this medical malpractice action against three doctors she claims were professionally negligent when they delayed diagnosing her breast cancer, lessening her chance for recovery and long-term survival. At trial, a Sedgwick County District Court judge dismissed the primary care physician from the action and the jury found the remaining two providers were not at fault. The Court of Appeals affirmed.

12-28-16 Supplemental Brief of Appellee Lisa May, MD
12-28-16 Appellee Victoria W. Kindel, MD, Response to Appellant's Supplemental Brief for Supreme Court Review of Court of Appeals Decision
12-28-16 Tana Goering, MD, Response to Appellant's Supplemental Brief for Supreme Court Review of Court of Appeals Decision
12-28-16 Supplemental Brief for Supreme Court Review of court of Appeals Decision
11-14-16 Brief of Appellee Victoria W. Kindel, MD
11-14-16 Brief of Appellee Tana Goering, MD
11-14-16 Brief of Appellant
11-14-16 Brief of Appellee Lisa May, MD

Court of Appeals decision


Appeal No. 112,035: State of Kansas v. Marcus Gray

Gray appeals his Harvey County District Court convictions for drug possession, interfering with law enforcement, driving on a suspended license, and failing to signal. In part, Gray argues he was unlawfully stopped by law enforcement based on his race, and the district court should have suppressed evidence collected as a result.

12-21-16 Brief of Appellant
05-11-15 Brief of Appellee

Court of Appeals decision


Supreme Court Traveling Docket

In 2011, the Supreme Court convened outside its Topeka courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center to mark the state sesquicentennial. Its first stop was the historic Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Statehouse. From there, and through the end of 2011, the court conducted special sessions in Salina, Greensburg, and Wichita. Since then, the court has held special sessions as follows:

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