Kansas Supreme Court Rules Legislative Council Can’t Overturn Governor’s Religious Service Ban

In an expedited lawsuit brought by Democratic Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments via video conference Saturday on whether state lawmakers had the authority to overturn an executive order barring religious services of more than 10 people amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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Mike Pompeo Won’t Run for Senate in Kansas

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will not run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this fall, two people close to McConnell said Monday. Pompeo’s decision complicates Republicans’ chances of holding what should be a guaranteed seat in the deep red state as they battle to retain their slim Senate majority in November elections.

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Death-Row Inmate Pushes High Court for Insanity Standard

As the Supreme Court opened its fall term Monday with a case about what it takes to plead insanity, Justice Stephen Breyer offered a hypothetical example of two criminals — one who believed a dog had told him to shoot another person, the other who shot another person because he believed that person was a dog.

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