Supreme Court accepting public comment on amended Rule 169

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting comment on recently adopted changes to Supreme Court Rule 169 concerning information judges must now provide jurors about their right to discuss or not discuss a case after a trial concludes. The rule amendment is required by HB 2479 and HB 2579, which were adopted earlier this year and become effective July 1, 2018. The amended rule also becomes effective July 1, 2018.

Comments on amendments to Rule 169 will be reviewed and the court will consider amending the rule if it's deemed warranted and beneficial.

Changes are shown using strikethrough for deletion and underlining the new language.

Comments may be submitted to with "Rule 169" in the subject line until 5 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018.


Mary Shultz