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2012 Liberty & Justice Gala

2012 Liberty & Justice Gala

This was a promotional ad for the 2013 Gala that benefitted the Jackson County Bar Foundation and the charities it serves.  There was a James Bond theme for the Formal Dinner Event which was a lot of fun, of course, and not surprisingly this year's event was a huge success.

Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison

In the wake of Paul Morrison's resignation, I wanted to say a few things about the man that I think have been lost in the revelations about an affair and the sordid details of the affair that have somehow been "leaked" to the press. Let me start by saying I wouldn't wish what he and his family have gone through on anyone.

Paul Morrison - Press Release, December 17, 2008

Paul Morrison - Press Release, December 17, 2008

Paul is relieved that this investigation is finally over and grateful that the special prosecutors, Tim Keck and Robert Arnold, lived up to their promise to conduct an independent investigation. Their investigation was deliberate and thorough and has confirmed what we have maintained from the beginning - Paul is not guilty of any criminal wrong-doing. Any allegations to the contrary were misleading and false.

Judge James Horton

Judge James Horton

At her swearing in ceremony as District Court Judge for the 10th Judicial District of Johnson County, Kansas, my close friend Sara Welch told an inspirational story about the short career of the best judge you've never heard of.

Wrongful Convictions of Innocent People

Wrongful Convictions of Innocent People

Innocent people are convicted for crimes they didn't commit much more often than anyone involved with the criminal justice system would deem acceptable. For the reasons and a brief video about why it happens, take a look at this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYONueqOFps&feature=youtu.be

Midwest Innocence Project

Midwest Innocence Project

In 2011, I was selected to the Board of Directors of the Midwest Innocence Project.  I have since met several innocent men who were convicted and spent years behind bars for crimes they did not commit.  People who have actually lived "Shawshank Redemption" or "The Count of Monte Cristo"...everything before the buried treasure, that is.  I have also met many men and women dedicated to freeing men and women serving times for crimes they did not commit.  The Midwest Innocence Project grew from the original Innocence Project in New York founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld.  The Midwest project is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving 6 states including Kansas and Missouri.

"Should I take a breath test?" - The New Crime of Refusing a Breath Test in Kansas

"Should I take a breath test?" - The New Crime of Refusing a Breath Test in Kansas

Possibly the most frequently-asked question for any attorney who happens to be talking to someone at a cocktail party or in a bar or restaurant is "should I take the breath test?"  First of all, the answer has never been clear. A District Court judge in Kansas once told me that the DUI law in Kansas is the most-poorly worded law in the criminal statutes. That may account for some fo the confusion about what to do.

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