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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org


Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Relating to Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Appellate Practice

Rule
Supreme Court Internal Operating Procedures

Motions, Original Actions, and Other Matters

A. Office of the Chief Justice. The Office of the Chief Justice shall initially consider and take final action on all general motions and applications filed in the Supreme Court except:
(1)motions subject to the authority of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts as specified in Rule 5.03;
(2)those matters hereinafter enumerated in subsection B to be assigned for initial consideration and recommendation to all justices (except the Chief Justice) on a rotating basis;
(3)motions relating to any case after it has been set for argument, which shall be assigned for initial consideration, recommendation, or final action to the justice to whom the case has been assigned; and
(4)motions relating to original actions, which shall be assigned for initial consideration, recommendation, or final action to the justice to whom the original action has been assigned.
B. Assignments. Subject to section A(3) above, the following matters shall be assigned for initial consideration and recommendation to justices, except the Chief Justice, on a rotating basis:
(1)petition in an original action (quo warranto, mandamus, habeas corpus) (Kan. Const. Art. 3, 3; Rule 9.01);
(2)motion for involuntary dismissal (Rule 5.05);
(3)application for release after conviction (K.S.A. 22-2804[2]; Rule 5.06);
(4)motion for publication of Court of Appeals' opinion (Rule 7.04);
(5)motion for addition to record on appeal;
(6)motion to remand;
(7)motion for transcripts;
(8)motion to substitute parties;
(9)motion for attorney fees (Rule 7.07);
(10)motion for preservation of evidence;
(11)motion for supersedeas bond;
(12)application for consolidation of multidistrict litigation (K.S.A. 60-242[c]; Rule 146); and
(13)any other motion, petition, or application deemed by the Office of the Chief Justice to warrant consideration by the full court.
The Chief Justice may assign certain matters out of rotation to the appropriate departmental justice or to the justice who has acted upon previous motions in a particular case.
The Clerk shall keep an in-house record of each assigned petition, application, and motion. The justice receiving an assignment shall be given the original and one copy of the same and copies shall be delivered to all other justices, including the Chief Justice. The Clerk shall designate in red ink at the top of all copies the date of filing and the name of the justice receiving the particular assignment.
When the time for response has expired, the justice receiving an assignment enumerated in this subsection shall study the same and prepare to present it to a conference of the entire court for final decision and disposition. The vote of four justices shall control the decision. Dissenting votes will not be noted, and no written dissent shall be filed.



See also: Rule 1001 - Electronic and Photographic Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings