"When freedom came to India and Pakistan on a midnight in August 70 years ago, the Radcliffe Line put a border at Wagah (or, to Pakistanis, Wahga) where none had been before. Pre-Partition, trade in agricultural and industrial goods, and in services, flourished. Post-Partition, the trade never recovered to what it was."
"Prosecution of the Jacob C. Ewing sex crime cases will cost Jackson County $80,000 — an amount larger than Jackson County commissioners would like, documents show, but likely reasonable according to legal experts.
Special prosecutors are brought in when there is a conflict of interest or hired by victims or their families, said Suzanne Valdez, a University of Kansas School of Law professor who teaches prosecution ethics. While likely uncommon in large district courts, special prosecutors are not infrequent in smaller districts like Jackson County.
"Crosscheck is a computer system designed to detect fraud by finding matches in voter registration lists shared by dozens of states and thereby detecting suspected double voters.
But experts warn that Kobach could be laying the groundwork for voter suppression by using the presidential panel as a vehicle to push for the creation of a national version of the Crosscheck program. Critics fear that could lead to the widespread purging of eligible voters from the rolls because of false positive matches.
"Qatar filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott against the nation led by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. The move is the first step in a trade dispute among the four nations and sets in place a 60-day deadline to settle the complaint with the WTO before litigation or potential sanctions are put in place.
Raj Bhala, an expert in both international trade law and Islamic Law (Shari’a) at the University of Kansas, discussed the dispute with WIBW News Now’s Nick Gosnell."
"Conservative thinkers and media personalities, including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, father of current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have suggested that the 17th Amendment to the Constitution be repealed.
This would return the election of U.S. Senators to the state legislatures rather than direct election by the people.
University of Kansas law professor Lumen “Lou” Mulligan says that making such a change would not be easy.
"A divorced father is asking a Sedgwick County court to decide where his daughter should attend middle school this fall, arguing that an Andover school is better than the Wichita school near her home.
The case illustrates the tricky business of judging a school’s overall quality, and it reflects a decades-long trend in which many parents flee the Wichita district for what they see as safer, higher-performing schools in the suburbs.
Prof. McAllister examines the Court's increasing discomfort with the death penalty.
"Richard Jones spent 17 years behind bars all because he looked remarkably like another man, Ricky Amos. Richard’s worst nightmare came true when he was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, simply because of eyewitness misidentification.
ABC News reported that Richard Jones’ conviction has now been overturned after the University of Kansas School of Law and the Midwest Innocence Project were able to uncover what’s now firmly believed to be a wrongful conviction."
"As Florida looks to revise its Constitution, it might do well to switch up the selection and retention process for Supreme Court justices, professors argued at the Florida Bar Convention in Boca Raton.
That's because research shows judicial nominating commissions like Florida's, with some members chosen by the bar, tend to pick judges who are more liberal than the state's population.
"A Kansas man is free after serving 17 years in prison in what officials think was a case of mistaken identity.
Richard Jones, 41, was exonerated and released on June 8 after serving a majority of his 19-year sentence for aggravated robbery in Kansas City. Jones learned that a man who may have been the true culprit was in the same prison — and realized the man looks just like him, ABC News reports.