Saturday, March 10, 2012

April 2012 KSC docket

Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for April 10-16-2012. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you review the briefs yourself if you would like more details. Don't forget, arguments are streamed live over the internet at the appellate court website (here) if you would like to listen in to any of these arguments.

April 10--Tuesday--a.m.

State v. Roger Collins, No. 101,092 (Sedgwick)
Sentencing appeal (petition for review)
Randall L. Hodgkinson
[Affirmed; Beier; July 20, 2012]
  1. Identical offense doctrine
State v. George Brown, No. 103,842 (Cowley)
Direct appeal; Aggravated indecent liberties
Lydia Krebs
[Affd/Vacd/Rmd; Luckert; Aug. 24, 2012]
  1. Alternative means
  2. Improper reopening of state's case
State v. Willard Lagrange, No. 101,348 (Reno)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Criminal possession of firearm
Rachel L. Pickering
[Affirmed; Johnson; June 29, 2012]
  1. No applicable predicate conviction

April 11--Wednesday--a.m.

State v. Phillip Woodard, No. 105,132 (Wyandotte)
Sentencing appeal; Aggravated indecent liberties
David Scott Whinery
[Affirmed; Rosen; July 13, 2012]
  1. Mandatory minimum sentences are Cruel and Unusual
State v. Vernie Burns, No. 103,088 (Wyandotte)
Direct appeal; Aggravated indecent liberties
Korey A. Kaul
[Rvd/Rmd; Rosen; Oct. 26, 2012]
  1. Improper response to jury question
  2. Improper prosecutorial argument
  3. Improper Allen instruction
State v. Oliver McWilliams, No. 102,688 (Labette)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Making a false claim
Reid T. Nelson
[Affirmed; Nuss; Aug. 17, 2012]
  1. Insufficient evidence of false statement
State v. Tina Huffmier, No. 100,422 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal; DUI
Reid T. Nelson
[Affirmed; Biles; May 10, 2013]
  1. Improper admission of irrelevant evidence
  2. Testimony improperly invaded province of jury

April 11--Wednesday--p.m.

State v. Lester Lawson, No. 103,509 (Leavenworth)
Direct appeal; Aggravated criminal sodomy
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Reset for argument on Oct. 3, 2012]
  1. Improper admission of interrogation obtained in violation of right to counsel
State v. Thomas Perkins, No. 103,735 (Norton)
Direct appeal (petition for review); DUI
Joanna Labastida
[Affirmed; Moritz; Dec. 21, 2012]
  1. Alternative means
State v. Buddy Ahrens, No. 103,662 (Kingman)
Direct appeal (petition for review); DUI
Michelle A. Davis
[Affirmed; Moritz; Dec. 21, 2012]
  1. Alternative means

April 12--Thursday--a.m.

State v. Jose Galaviz, No. 101,084 (Ford)
Probation violation appeal (petition for review)
Carl Folsom, III (brief); Carol Longenecker Schmidt (argue)
[Rvd/Rmd; Luckert; Dec. 28, 2012]
  1. Counsel at revocation hearing had conflict of interest
State v. Christopher Belone, No. 99,176 (Douglas)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Second-degree murder
Michelle A. Davis
[Rvd/Rmd; Johnson; Sept. 21, 2012]
  1. Improper admission of testimonial statements without confrontation
  2. Failure to give lessers on second degree murder and manslaughter
  3. Failure to give correct ordering instructions
  4. Failure to give limiting instruction (prior bad act evidence)
  5. Failure to instruct on medical negligence as intervening circumstance
State v. Frank Burnett, No. 100,766 (Reno)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Aggravated weapons violation
Shawn P. Lautz (brief); Benjamin Fisher (argue)
[Rvd/Rmd; Biles; May 31, 2013]
  1. Violation of Mandatory Disposition of Detainers Act
State v. Shaun Spagnola, No. 101,521 (Shawnee)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Possession
Meryl Carver-Allmond
[Rvd/rmd; Rosen; Dec. 7, 2012]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (illegal search of person)

April 12--Thursday--p.m.

State v. Pepin Suter, No. 103,164 (Sedgwick)
Direct appeal (petition for review); DUI
Lydia Krebs
[Affirmed; Moritz; Dec. 21, 2012]
  1. Alternative means
  2. District court improperly convinced witness to not testify
  3. Improper instruction on driving while suspended
State v. Juan Aguirre, No. 101,337 (Finney)
Direct appeal (petition for review); Aggravated intimidation of a witness
Rachel L. Pickering
[Affirmed; Moritz; Dec. 21, 2012]
  1. Insufficient evidence
  2. Failure to give unanimity instruction

April 16--Monday--a.m.

State v. Charles Bruce, Jr., No. 105,884 (Neosho)
State appeal (transfer)
Jeb C. Griebat (brief and argue); Carl Folsom, III (brief)
[Affirmed; Beier; Nov. 2, 2012]
  1. Violation of Kansas wiretap statutes
Stae v. Michael Garza, No. 102,953 (Grant)
State appeal (petition for review)
Janine Cox
[Rvd/rmd; Biles; August 31, 2012]
  1. Fourth Amendment violation (improper stop)

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