Kansas insurance chief goes against GOP grain

A Kansas City Star article on the new health care law's requirement for states quoted Stephen McAllister, professor of law .

Johnson wrote:

Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor who once was a clerk for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, shared her skepticism. He said Republicans would have to win the presidency, retain their U.S. House majority and capture a U.S. Senate majority to repeal the law.

“I'd be surprised – frankly shocked – if this got repealed,” he said.

Kan. judge won't dismiss suit over abortion rules

Serving as the state's solicitor general, Professor Stephen McAllister argued during a recent hearing that resulted in a judge refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two doctors challenging state regulations.

Hanna wrote:

Stephen McAllister, a Lawrence attorney and University of Kansas Law professor who serves as the state's solicitor general, argued during the hearing that only the state's highest court can settle some issues, such as whether the Kansas Constitution recognizes a right to privacy protecting access to abortion.

Kansas to see follow-up legislation on tax cuts

Professor Martin Dickinson was recently quoted in a story on a new Kansas law reducing state income taxes.

Hanna wrote:

But Martin Dickinson, a University of Kansas law professor who specializes in tax issues, said some provisions are flawed and unclear. For example, he said, the provision meant to exempt partners in a business from paying income taxes could still result in them facing taxes when income is distributed to them, not what lawmakers intended.

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