Commonwealth. ex rel. Cowan v. Wilkinson, 828 S.W.2d 610 (Ky. 1992)
Governor appointed himself to the board of trustees of the state university. Attorney General challenged appointment, which was upheld by the state supreme court, but attorney general’s ability to challenge the governor’s action was recognized.
State ex rel. Six v. Kansas Lottery, 186 P.3d 183 (Kan. 2008)
The Kansas Constitution banned lotteries unless they were controlled by the state. The attorney general filed an original action in quo warranto and mandamus challenging the constitutionality of the Expanded Lottery Act, on the grounds that the lottery was not sufficiently state-controlled. The district court found the lottery was constitutional and the Attorney General appealed….
State ex rel. Morrison v. Sebelius, 285 Kan. 875, 179 P.3d 366 (Kan. 2008).
The Kansas legislature enacted a statute addressing protests at military funerals. The statute provided that the provisions of the Act regulating the time and place of protests at funerals would not become operative unless the Kansas Supreme Court or a federal court determined the funeral protest provisions were constitutional. The Act also directed the Attorney…
In the Matter of Phillip Dean Kline, No. 106,870 (Kansas, Oct. 18, 2013)
Kansas Supreme Court held that the client of the attorney general is the public and that he violated his obligations to the public byengaging in “dishonest conduct.” These actions also violated “rules implicating Kline’s duty to the legal system” because he “engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.” the court found that even…