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Transfers of Appeals to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Kansas meets periodically to decide whether to transfer particular cases from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court. 

Under Supreme Court Rule 8.01, based on K.S.A. 20-3016(a),  the Court of Appeals, prior to final determination of any case before it, may request that such case be transferred to the Supreme Court for its review and final determination based on “one (1) or more of the following findings with respect to such case:

  1. One or more issues in such case are not within the jurisdiction of the court of appeals;
  2. the subject matter of the case has significant public interest;
  3. the case involves legal questions of major public significance; or
  4. the caseload of the court of appeals is such that the expeditious administration of justice requires such transfer.”

In addition, based on K.S.A. 20-3018(c), at any time on its own motion, the Supreme Court may order the Court of Appeals to transfer any case before the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court for review and final determination.  Although K.S.A. 20-3018(c) does not state criteria for transfers on the Supreme Court's own motion, typically the Supreme Court considers the factors stated in Rule 8.01.

Docket #
Date of Action
State v. Bruce, Jr.,
July 28, 2011
State v. Cheeks
July 28, 2011
City of Lincoln Center v. Farmway Co-op (DENIED)
July 28, 2011
State v. Schmidt (DENIED)
July 28, 2011
Rodewald v. Kansas Dept of Revenue
July 6, 2011
Sierra Club v. KDHE; Holcomb Common Facilities, Intervenor (DENIED)
February 4, 2011
Gordon Barnhardt, et al. v. Board  of County Commissioners of Logan County, KS (DENIED)
February 4, 2011
Sierra Club . v. Robert Mosier
February 4, 2011
North Star Capital Acquisition, LLC v. Dennis Budd (DENIED)
December 16, 2010
State v. Ultreras
November 22, 2010
In re Marriage of Ved
October 19, 2010
State v. Hinchsliff (DENIED)
October 19, 2010
Kansas One-Call System, Inc. v. State of Kansas
October 6, 2010
In re Burch, Ian A.
September 7, 2010
State v. Perkins (DENIED)
September 7, 2010
Marion Natl Bank v. Lyon Co St Bank (DENIED)
September 7, 2010
Wright v. KS st. Bd. of Educ. (DENIED)
September 7, 2010
Graham v. State
July 30, 2010
In re T.S.W.
July 14, 2010
Frazier v. Goudschaal
July 14, 2010
State v. Cameron
July 14, 2010
State v. Mossman
July 14, 2010
Chelf v. State (DENIED)
July 14, 2010
Kansas One-Call System, Inc. v. State (DENIED)
July 14, 2010
Seaboard Corp. v. Marsh
June 9, 2010
State v. Eichenberger (DENIED)
May 19, 2010
Ney v. Hoisington, KS (DENIED)
April 20, 2010
Aeroflex Wichita v. Filardo.
March 29, 2010
Dignity Care Home v. Montgomery-Ryan (DENIED)
March 29, 2010
Robert L. Campbell v. Husky Hogs, L.L.C.
March 18, 2010
State v. Jaben
March 5, 2010
Martin v. Kansas Parole Board
February 17, 2010
Venters v. Sellers
February 17, 2010
Ryser v. Kansas Board of Healing Arts
February 17, 2010
Scott v. Hughes
January 28, 2010
Bartlett Grain Company, L.P., v. Kansas Corporation Commission
January 11, 2010
Arthur Eldean Hockett, et. al., v. The Trees Oil Company
January 11, 2010
Superior Boiler Works, Inc. v. F. Robert Kimbal, et al.
January 11, 2010
Amir Friedman, M.D. v. Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
December 15, 2009