Crime & Courts

See appeals court in action next week at K-State

Gavel illustration
Gavel illustration File photo

Three Kansas Court of Appeals judges will be on Kansas State University’s campus next week demonstrating how their level of the court system works.

The panel – made up of Judges Henry Green Jr., Patrick McAnany and Melissa Taylor Standridge – will hear appeals in four court cases starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 in observation of Constitution Day, which marks the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Federal observance of the day this year is on Friday.

Attorneys’ arguments in the final case begin at 2 p.m. The judges will be available to speak with the public and students afterward.

Cases on the day’s docket are:

▪ 9:30 a.m., State of Kansas v. Brian Murrin, who is challenging his drug possession and other convictions out of Clay County

▪ 10:15 a.m., Mark Sellens v. Farmers Insurance, which takes issue with underinsured motorist benefits

▪ 11 a.m., Estate of Lillian Leppke v. Marilyn Heier, a land ownership dispute out of Marion County

▪ 2 p.m., State of Kansas v. Debra Davenport, who was charged with drug crimes after firefighters helping her during a medical emergency found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in her purse

The hearings will take place in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union, 918 N. 17th St. in Manhattan.

The court is expected to issue written decisions about 60 days later.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker