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Supreme Court Traveling Docket comes to Lawrence

The Kansas Supreme Court is heading to the University of Kansas in Lawrence as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

It will be the Supreme Court's first visit to Lawrence in the court's 158-year history and it will be the 10th time the court will hear cases in the evening.

Oral Argument and Public Reception

The public is invited to attend the special session to hear oral arguments in person. Court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, on the KU campus in Lawrence.

The court will hear oral arguments in two cases. After the session concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the Lied Center lobby.

Quiet, Please

Talking during oral arguments is prohibited. If you arrive after proceedings start, or you must leave the performing arts center before it ends, be as quiet as possible entering and exiting. Also, do not talk immediately outside the entrance doors.

Security Screening

If you attend in person, plan to arrive early to allow time to get through security screening. Follow these guidelines to make your check-in as quick and easy as possible:

  • Do not bring large bags, large purses, backpacks, computer cases, or briefcases.

  • Do not bring knives, pepper spray, firearms, or weapons.

  • Do not bring electronic devices like laptop computers, handheld games, personal digital assistants, or tablets. If you have to carry a cell phone, it must be turned off or its ringer silenced, and it must be stored out of sight.

  • Do not bring food or drink.

Court and university staff will not be responsible for property left outside the performing arts center.

View Oral Arguments Online

If you can't attend in person, watch a live webcast of the oral arguments online at Watch Supreme Court Live! accessible from the judicial branch website at www.kscourts.org. Another option is to watch an archived recording of the proceedings after the event.

Cases on Docket

Cases to be heard will be announced about one month before the oral arguments take place. Information about the cases will be posted here.


Mary Shultz