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Courts in Kansas

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The Courts in Kansas consist of the state court system and two federal courts.

The structure of Kansas's state court system.

Appellate Courts

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Kansas Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort. It has mandatory jurisdiction in civil, criminal, administrative agency, disciplinary, certified questions from federal courts and original proceeding cases, and discretionary jurisdiction in civil, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, and interlocutory decision cases.


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Kansas Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court.[1][2] The members of the Court of Appeals sit in panels of three at locations throughout the state, including the primary courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center.


Trial Courts

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Kansas District Courts

There are District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They are located in each of the 105 Kansas counties. These courts are organized into 31 Judicial Districts.


Kansas Municipal Courts

The Municipal Courts in Kansas deal with violations of city ordinances.[2]

Courts of limited jurisdiction

The Kansas Court of Tax Appeals is an administrative court within the executive branch of Kansas government. It is the court of last resort for state and local taxation matters.[3]

Federal courts

There are two federal courts in Kansas: the District of Kansas and the District of Kansas Bankruptcy Court.[4]

Appeals from this court go to the 10th Circuit Court.

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