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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: President has the authority to issue immigration executive order

    TOPEKA – (March 27, 2017) – Kansas and 12 other states have told a federal appeals court that President Donald Trump has the legal authority to implement a revised executive order temporarily restricting the entry of certain aliens into the United States.

    The 13 states – led by Texas – today filed a legal brief arguing that a lawsuit challenging the revised executive order, filed by advocacy groups and private individuals in a federal district Court in Maryland, does not reflect the interests or legal analysis of the amicus states. The case is presently on appeal in the Richmond, Virginia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

    “Like every State, [our states] have a significant interest in protecting their residents’ safety,” the attorneys general wrote. “But the States possess no authority to restrict or set the terms of aliens’ entry into the United States for public-safety and national-security reasons. Instead, the States and their elected officials rely on the federal Executive Branch to carry out that function, pursuant to the laws of Congress. Congress delegated to the Executive Branch significant authority to prohibit aliens’ entry into the country, and the challenged Executive Order is a lawful exercise of that authority.”

    The states’ brief notes that Congress has enacted a specific statute expressly delegating to the President broad, discretionary authority to suspend the entry of aliens into the country.

    “This lawsuit [challenging the executive order] seeks a remarkable use of the judicial power to interfere with the President’s national-security decisions in an area of strongest executive authority,” Kansas and the other states wrote. “Because the Executive Order implements power expressly delegated by Congress … the President’s authority is at its maximum and ‘includes all that he possesses in his own right plus all that Congress can delegate.’ Plaintiffs’ constitutional claims thus implicitly argue that the ‘Federal Government as an undivided whole’ lacks the authority to proceed as the Executive Order here directs.”

    The states’ brief asks the court to grant the defendants’ motion to stay pending appeal and ultimately reverse the district court’s order enjoining the Executive Order.

    The case is International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. A copy of the brief is available at http://bit.ly/2n9pVVD.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:03:39 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: President has the authority to issue immigration executive order

    TOPEKA – (March 27, 2017) – Kansas and 12 other states have told a federal appeals court that President Donald Trump has the legal authority to implement a revised executive order temporarily restricting the entry of certain aliens into the United States.

    The 13 states – led by Texas – today filed a legal brief arguing that a lawsuit challenging the revised executive order, filed by advocacy groups and private individuals in a federal district Court in Maryland, does not reflect the interests or legal analysis of the amicus states. The case is presently on appeal in the Richmond, Virginia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

    “Like every State, [our states] have a significant interest in protecting their residents’ safety,” the attorneys general wrote. “But the States possess no authority to restrict or set the terms of aliens’ entry into the United States for public-safety and national-security reasons. Instead, the States and their elected officials rely on the federal Executive Branch to carry out that function, pursuant to the laws of Congress. Congress delegated to the Executive Branch significant authority to prohibit aliens’ entry into the country, and the challenged Executive Order is a lawful exercise of that authority.”

    The states’ brief notes that Congress has enacted a specific statute expressly delegating to the President broad, discretionary authority to suspend the entry of aliens into the country.

    “This lawsuit [challenging the executive order] seeks a remarkable use of the judicial power to interfere with the President’s national-security decisions in an area of strongest executive authority,” Kansas and the other states wrote. “Because the Executive Order implements power expressly delegated by Congress … the President’s authority is at its maximum and ‘includes all that he possesses in his own right plus all that Congress can delegate.’ Plaintiffs’ constitutional claims thus implicitly argue that the ‘Federal Government as an undivided whole’ lacks the authority to proceed as the Executive Order here directs.”

    The states’ brief asks the court to grant the defendants’ motion to stay pending appeal and ultimately reverse the district court’s order enjoining the Executive Order.

    The case is International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. A copy of the brief is available at http://bit.ly/2n9pVVD.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:03:39 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    City of Wichita Municipal Judge Vacancy

    CITY OF WICHITA
    MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE
    Position Opening
     

    Applications are being accepted for the position of Municipal Court Judge.  This position is appointed by the Wichita City Council and is responsible for carrying out the judicial functions of the Wichita Municipal Court.  Municipal Court Judges have concurrent jurisdiction over all criminal and traffic violations involving the ordinances of the City and arising within the corporate limits of the City.  Municipal Court Judges adjudicate violations of the City Code, and impose appropriate sentences and penalties as prescribed by the laws of the State of Kansas and the Wichita Municipal Code.

    Municipal Court Judges are appointed to a four-year term and are expected to give their full-time to the duties of the office. Municipal Court Judge is an exempt position and the salary is set by City Council and is eligible for a full range of employee benefits and participation in the Wichita Employees Retirement Plan. The salary for this position was $114,500 in 2016.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas and in good standing with the State bar of Kansas;
    • Must have at least three (3) years' experience as a lawyer, judge of a court in this state, or full-time teacher of law in any accredited law school, or any combination thereof, for at least three years;
    • Must be a citizen of the United States;
    • City employees must live within 30 minutes lawful driving time of Wichita, KS

    REQUESTED INFORMATION
     
    • Professional Resume;
    • Summary of qualifications and legal services provided;
    • Kansas Bar License Number;
    • Professional references


    Candidates interested in applying for this position must submit the information requested above to the City Clerk's Office no later than March 28, 2017.  The City Clerk's Office is located at City Hall, 13th floor, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas.  Electronic copies may be submitted to ksublett@wichita.gov
     
     
      
    THE CITY OF WICHITA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

    Full Information

    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:20:29 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Ambulance Service Renewals are NOW OPEN!

    As of Monday, February 20th 2017, Renewal applications for Ambulance Services, Ambulance Licenses (both Ground and Air Ambulances) are available on the KBEMS Licensure Portal: www.kemsis.org/licensure . These applications are available for all Service Directors or designated staff.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:18:41 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Kansas Prisoner Review Board Will Not Hold Public Comment Session in April

    The Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB) will combine public comment sessions for offenders eligible for parole in May and June during its March public comment sessions. No public comment sessions will be held in April.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    State issues emergency suspension of day care in Hays

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Smart Sparks, a licensed day care home operated by Tandra Reif located at 1202 Motz.

    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:22:44 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    A Donation For Kansas Disabled Veterans

    A Donation For Kansas Disabled Veterans

    PRATT – It’s tax time, and charitable donations are on our minds. What if your donation could make a positive difference in a disabled veteran’s life? The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) issues hunting and fishing licenses to Kansas disabled veterans, free of charge. Licenses are paid for with funding provided by the State. However, in recent years demand for the licenses has outgrown funding before the end of the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) in which it was allocated.

    To cover the cost of licenses for disabled veterans whose applications are received after funding is exhausted, KDWPT has established a special disabled veterans donation account. If you would like to help provide a Kansas disabled veteran with a hunting and fishing license this year, mail a donation to KDWPT, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt, KS 67124 and specify that the donation is for “Disabled Veterans’ Hunting and Fishing Licenses.” Donations can be made for any amount and there is no deadline to donate. Donations can also be made online when purchasing your hunting or fishing license at ksoutdoors.com.

    There may be tax advantages, so consult your tax advisor. You’ll know for certain, though, that your donation will be used to ensure those who have made heroic sacrifices to protect our freedoms and way of life continue to enjoy hunting and fishing in Kansas.

    For more information on disabled veteran licenses and how you can donate, call 620-672-5911.

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    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:09:58 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    KDFA Board Meeting - March 29, 2017

    03/29/2017 9:00 am
    America/Chicago
    03/29/2017 9:00 am
    America/Chicago

    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:50 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    March 16, 2017 – The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the result of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat – in districts 4, 5 and 6 in … Continued

    The post New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:19:01 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

    Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:48:41 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Independence Community College to host Ice House Entrepreneurship Program facilitator training

    Independence, KS – This facilitator training event is organized by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and hosted by Independence Community College. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:42:04 Z

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