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Cases & Opinions

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals make their opinions available online as soon as they are filed. The courts also offer online case inquiry to allow public access to a register of actions for the cases brought before the appellate courts.

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Appellate Opinions

Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions are posted online as soon as they are filed, which is usually around 9:30 a.m. Friday, although they can be filed any day of the week.


Citing Opinions

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Published Opinions

A published opinion will be printed in a bound volume of the court’s official publication—the Kansas Reports for Supreme Court opinions and the Kansas Court of Appeals Reports for Court of Appeals opinions.

A copy of a filed published opinion before it is printed is called a “slip opinion.” Slip opinions are posted online shortly after they are filed by the courts. Online slip opinions date to October 25, 1996.

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Unpublished Opinions

An unpublished opinion does not decide a new point of law, and it will not be published in a bound volume. You can find unpublished opinions online by the end of the day once they are filed by the courts. Unpublished opinions online date to September 4, 2015.

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Oral Argument Archive

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court are broadcast live over the internet and archived for on-demand viewing.

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Appellate Cases

You may search cases before the appellate courts from this website. There are other options for searching district court case information.

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High-interest Cases

Occasionally, cases pending before the appellate courts attract a lot of public and media interest. Information related to these high-interest cases is posted here for public and media access.

Case Statistics

The Kansas judicial branch collects data about the roughly 400,000 court cases handled each year by district courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Case data are published in an annual report and cumulative data are published in a 10-year report that includes a section that ranks districts according to judge caseload.

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