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AG Derek Schmidt statement on transfer of inmate lawsuit to Leavenworth County District Court

Release Date: Apr 14, 2020

TOPEKA - (April 14, 2020) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on tonight's announcement by the Kansas Supreme Court that it has canceled tomorrow's scheduled oral argument and instead transferred the lawsuit filed by Lansing Correctional Facility Inmates to the Leavenworth County District Court:

"We appreciate the Supreme Court's decision to send this case to district court, where it should have been filed in the first place. In this extraordinary time, it is reassuring to know the ordinary procedures of the rule of law have prevailed. This case is too important to public safety to be decided hastily or without thorough fact-finding."

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