Panel to discuss 3 upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases that originated in Kansas

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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen near sunset on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Experts on Thursday will discuss the three cases involving Kansas that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this fall.

The University of Kansas’ Dole Institute is hosting “Kansas in the Supreme Court” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas, will join other speakers to explore the constitutional issues raised by each of the cases: Kansas v. Garcia, Kahler v. Kansas and Kansas v. Glover.

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Kansas v. Garcia involves the question of whether federal immigration laws preempt Kansas identity theft laws. Kahler v. Kansas raises the issue of whether a state is compelled by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to recognize an “insanity defense.” Kansas v. Glover, which originated in Lawrence, addresses whether it is reasonable for a law officer to generally assume the driver of the vehicle is its registered owner.

Other panelists include Kansas Solicitor General Toby Crouse; Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt; Sarah Harrington, counsel for the defense in Kansas v. Glover; and Tobias Loss-Eaton, the principal drafter of the petition seeking judicial review after the lower court’s decision in Kahler v. Kansas.

The event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. The event will also be live-streamed on the Dole Institute’s Youtube channel.


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