Your property taxes are likely still due, but your lender might have you covered

If you own a home in Florida, today marks the deadline to pay property taxes after the state earlier extended the original March 31 due date with two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

Despite calls to push property tax payments further into the future, April 15 is the final day for property owners in the Sunshine State to pay the levies that in most counties there hover around 1% of the value of real estate assets. 

Kansas lawmakers revoke Gov. Kelly's order limiting church gatherings

TOPEKA, Kan. — Easter looming, Kansas Republican leaders on Wednesday revoked Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s order limiting religious gatherings to 10 people as the state’s coronavirus death toll jumped 40 percent.

House and Senate leaders — meeting as a body called the Legislative Coordinating Council — voted along party lines to throw out the directive. Their decision came as the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the state climbed to more than 1,000 and the death count ticked up to 38.

Trump is Constitutional leaving stay home to states

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — President Donald Trump has chosen to leave the administration of the COVID-19 epidemic as a state and local issue. A law professor at the University of Kansas says that action is in keeping with the U.S. Constitution.

"Our system of government leaves the general, residual power, the so-called police power to the states, by design," said Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor of Law at The University of Kansas. "There's not any broad, statutory authority that would give the President, any President, the authority to order everyone to be at home."

Corey Rayburn Yung presents research on the Sex Crimes Paradox

As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Corey Rayburn Yung RI ’20 argues that the failure to have healthy dialogues about sex, consent, and sexual violence has created and continues to create the cultural and legal dysfunction we see today. 

Yung is the William R. Scott Research Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is the 2019–2020 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. 

 

 

 

Professor Stephen Ware speaks at PennState Law's annual symposium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law in University Park Arbitration Law Review, a student-run publication, hosted its annual symposium on February 12, 2020, in the Lewis Katz Building. Five experts from across the country joined as guest panelists to discuss a variety of topics under this year’s theme, collective bargaining and adhesive arbitration.

Kansas coronavirus update: 30-day quarantine ordered for KC; state records second death, 55 cases

TOPEKA — Health officials have ordered Kansas City-area residents to stay at home for 30 days, starting Tuesday, in an effort to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The order affects all but essential services for residents in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Jackson County on the Missouri side.

The area is a hotbed for confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the only two deaths from the illness so far in Kansas. At least 55 people in Kansas have tested positive for the virus, including 38 in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Speedy trial rights are on hold in Kansas. What does that mean for defendants?

As Rontarus Washington Jr. left the courtroom on Oct. 4, 2019, following a hung jury in his murder trial, he told his mother, “Wipe them tears; they can’t keep me forever.”

That was before the coronavirus disease became a global pandemic and the Kansas Supreme Court suspended speedy trial laws “until further order.”

As of March 16, Washington had been in custody of the Douglas County Jail for five years, not counting the roughly two months before he was extradited from Mississippi to Kansas. At age 23, that’s about 26.2% of his life. But who’s counting?

Raj Bhala to deliver keynote address at University of St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium

Sovereignty in a Fragmenting, Globalizing World

University of St. Thomas Law Journal Spring 2020 Symposium

The University of St. Thomas Law Journal invites you to attend our Spring Symposium as we explore issues of sovereignty in the context of a simultaneously fragmenting and globalizing world. Join us to hear thought leaders discuss the implications of recent trends in international trade and law on sovereignty as we have come to know it.

Friday, March 20, 2020 (4 standard CLE credits approved)

This year's speakers include:

Podcast: Kyle Velte discusses how Title IX applies to transgender students

Seg. 1: Title IX + Transgender Students | Seg. 2: A People's History

Segment 1: How Title IX applies to transgender students.

With the background of a couple of court cases currently in progress, a KU law professor has created a guide for using Title IX to protect transgender students from discrimination in schools. 

  • Kyle Velte, associate professor of law, University of Kansas School of Law

Segment 2, beginning at 27:00: Season 1, Episode 4, A People's History of Kansas City.

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