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Seated from left: Justice Marla Luckert, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, and Justice Carol Beier. Standing from left: Justice Dan Biles, Justice Eric Rosen, Justice Lee Johnson*, and Justice Caleb Stegall. *Chief Judge Jeff Goering of the 18th Judicial District sat in for Justice Johnson, who retired September 8.

Supreme Court Traveling Docket

6:30 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019, El Dorado High School

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The Kansas Supreme Court conducted a special session in El Dorado as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

It was the Supreme Court's first visit to El Dorado in the court's 158-year history, and it was the 11th time the court heard cases in the evening.

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Cases on Docket

Appeal No. 118,448: State of Kansas v. Howard R. Pruitt

Butler County: (Criminal Appeal) Pruitt appeals his first-degree murder conviction and hard-25 life sentence he received in Butler County District Court. He contends the prosecutor, in closing arguments, gave personal opinions about disputed facts and urged the jury to convict him out of sympathy for the victim. He also claims the court erred when it denied his motion for a new trial based on one juror sleeping through part it. Combined with other errors, Pruitt alleges he was denied a fair trial.

Appeal No. 119,278: GFTLenexa LLC v. City of Lenexa

Johnson County: (Civil Appeal) GFTLenexa LLC leased property that was reduced in size when the City of Lenexa condemned part of it to widen a street. GFTLenexa lost some rental income from a sublessee because the property size was reduced. GFTLenexa sued the City to recover its lost rental income, asserting a claim of inverse condemnation. The district court ruled in favor of the City. GFTLenexa appeals, arguing in part the district court wrongly found the property lease prohibited suing the City.

Supreme Court Traveling Docket

In 2011, the Supreme Court convened outside its Topeka courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center to mark the state's 150th anniversary. 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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