The Kansas Court of Appeals will hear four arguments on Sept. 17 at K-State in observance of Constitution Day.
The cases are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to about 2:15 p.m. at Forum Hall in the student union.
Judge Karen Arnold-Burger will preside over the session at K-State and will be joined by judges Henry Green Jr. and Michael Buser.
The panel will hear appeals from City of Manhattan v. Joel W. Laub from Riley County District Court, and State of Kansas, ex rel. Geary County Sheriff’s Department v. $81,957 in U.S. Currency, More or Less and Alexis Miller; State of Kansas v. Erika Yazmin Arceo-Rojas; and Dustin Delehanty, William E. Gies Jr. and Junction City Education Association v. USD 475 Board of Education, all from Geary County District Court.
During the sessions, attorneys for each side will be able to present their arguments to the judges and be questioned. The court will issue a written decision at a later date. The judges will also review several other appeals that do not require oral arguments.
The Court of Appeals is a traveling court and meets in three-judge panels at locations across the state. Other appeals sessions will also be held at Bethany College in Lindsborg and Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott Sept. 17.
“We enjoy an opportunity to hear cases all around the state, but in September we make a point of sitting at various high schools, colleges and universities in an effort to bring the U.S. Constitution alive for the students,” Arnold-Burger said in a statement. “Listening to cases that involve whether a car stop was constitutional, or a statute is constitutional, or whether a party to a lawsuit has been afforded due process under the Constitution, illustrate how dynamic our constitution continues to be.”