Topeka The Kansas Supreme Court issued no rulings Friday on the city's smoking ban, nor the murder conviction of Martin Miller.
Oral arguments in the cases were held before the court in April, and Friday was the earliest date when the court could have issued rulings.
But the cases remain under consideration and no specific date has been set for decisions from the court.
The city's three-year-old ban of smoking in indoor public places has been challenged by Lawrence bar owner Dennis Steffes as unconstitutional because he says the ordinance superseded a state law that allows the city to limit -- but not entirely ban -- smoking in public places.
City officials contend the ordinance doesn't prohibit all smoking in public places because it allows smoking on outdoor decks, patios or other open-air spaces.
In the second case, Miller is appealing his conviction in the 2004 strangulation death of his wife Mary Miller.
Miller contends pornographic photos found on his computer should not have been admitted as evidence in the trial, and that in closing arguments prosecutors prejudiced the jury by referring to him as the killer.
Miller was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
Prosecutors say the evidence of pornography was critical to establish motive, and that references to Miller in closing arguments were appropriate.