Next week the Kansas Supreme Court will leave Topeka to hear two cases in southeast Kansas. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Since 2011, except during the COVID pandemic, the Kansas Supreme Court has traveled to as many as four communities a year to hear cases.
Next Monday, the seven-person Court will hear two cases in Parsons. Once the hearings are complete, the Supreme Court will also hold a meet and greet. Chief Justice Marla Luckert will mark 20 years on the bench this fall, and she hopes events like the one next Monday establish positive connections with residents.
“We do want all Kansans to understand that appellate courts of Kansas and the court system as a whole. And I think they leave with a better understanding of how our courts do function. So they appreciate that, and we do have a reception afterward, where we will talk to anyone and visit with them.”
Doors open at Parsons High School next Monday evening at 5:30. Arrive early to ensure adequate time for security checks. The Court will start promptly at 6:30 pm and is expected to run until 8. After which, Justices will hold an informal reception where you can mingle and speak with them. The event is open to the public. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro