LARNED — A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in nine appeals at the Pawnee County Courthouse in Larned Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16.
Oral arguments in the appeals will be conducted beginning at 9 a.m. both days and will include a Tuesday afternoon session that will start at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the judges will consider 18 additional appeals that are being submitted to the Court without oral argument.
Court of Appeals Judges Michael B. Buser and G. Gordon Atcheson will be joined by Senior Judge David Knudson to hear the appeals.
Judge Buser has been designated as presiding judge of the hearing panel. He said the Court of Appeals is looking forward to their visit to Larned, and noted the sessions are open to the public, as well as any school classes that may want to visit.
The appeals involve a wide range of legal issues from cases arising from Logan, Sherman, Ellis, Rooks, Russell, Finney, Thomas and Stevens counties.
Attorneys for each side will have an opportunity to present argument to the judges, and the judges will have a chance to ask questions. After the hearings, the court will take each of the cases under consideration and will issue a written decision at a later date, usually within 60 days.
After each hearing is completed, the judges will be available to talk with students and media. The panel also will be available for questions following arguments in the last appeal that morning.
The 24th Judicial District serves Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee and Rush counties. Bruce T. Gatterman serves as chief judge for the 24th Judical District.
The Kansas Court of Appeals sits in panels of three at locations throughout the state, including the primary courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center at Topeka.