"The automatic stay in bankruptcy is a temporary federal injunction that immediately stops most collection efforts by creditors, collection agencies and government entities against debtors and their property. It is one of the most beneficial features of bankruptcy, putting creditors on equal footing in regard to their claims and providing debtors temporary reprieve from aggressive collection activities as they seek to restore their financial standing.
"The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
The Kansas Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission voted Tuesday to hold hearings to determine if turnout in some communities has been suppressed, KCUR-TV reported.
Committee chairwoman Elizabeth Kronk said there is concern that the law 'disproportionately impacts certain age groups and certain racial categorizations.'
"Steuber lost part of his leg, and even worse, his wife, when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an oncoming car.
The driver, Jaime Carter, not only had a suspended license, but was driving under the influence of five prescription drugs and methamphetamine.
"The claim that the US Export-Import Bank and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement promote free trade is a myth because they selectively liberalize or manage markets based on what best suits US interests, former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Professor Raj Bhala told Sputnik.
The Export-Import Bank and TPP, Bhala argued, both largely operate contrary to free trade principles by promoting free trade in those sectors that are beneficial to the United States and its partners, while 'managing' trade in others.
"Students accused of sexual assault are complaining about the failure of universities nationwide to interview their witnesses, echoing similar complaints from alleged rape victims.
There is, in fact, no requirement that a college interview all available witnesses, which some critics of campus sexual assault investigations consider a significant flaw.
"A murder conviction was overturned and it was in large part because of the work by a University of Kansas law student and Shawnee native.
Abby West spent more than 100 hours on Kimberly Sharp’s case with the Project for Innocence.
On July 2, 2006 authorities found the body of David Owen near the Kansas River in Topeka.
Owen called himself an advocate for the homeless and often tried to convince them to reunite with their families.
"As Abby West researched similar cases to prepare for the federal appeal of a woman convicted in a high-profile Topeka murder case, she encountered a recurring theme.
'I read a lot of cases where people didn’t win,' said West, a May Kansas University law school graduate.
But for defendant Kimberly Sharp, West’s efforts resulted in a different outcome — and a big success for the KU law school’s Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies.
"Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state government from taking action against clergy members or religious organizations that deny services to couples based on religious beliefs.
Among other things, the order is intended to protect religious organizations that provide adoption services for the state from having to place children with gay couples if that conflicts with their beliefs.
"Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) documents released by WikiLeaks website show the United States trying to remove barriers to overseas markets to serve its own economic interests under the guise of free trade, former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Professor Raj Bhala told Sputnik.
"New research coming from the University of Kansas claims that indigenous knowledge is the key to fighting climate change.
Two researchers at KU explored a number of cases where indigenous communities adapted to and managed climate changes in their area. Researchers said with their knowledge, scientists can help apply those practices locally.