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|style="color:#000;"|'''Limits placed on citizen-petitioned grand juries'''
 
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'''May 7, 2008:''' The [[Kansas Supreme Court]] ruled on May 6 that a citizen-petitioned grand jury can proceed to investigate George Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic, but must do so with oversight from a trial judge.
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'''May 7, 2008''': The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on May 6 that a citizen-petitioned grand jury can proceed to investigate George Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic, but must do so with oversight from a trial judge.
  
7,000 signatures had been collected to impanel a grand jury in Wichita by Troy Newman of Operation Rescue West. The grand jury impanelled through this process issued a subpoena to the Tiller abortion clinic seeking 2,000 medical records. This action of the grand jury was contested by lawyers for the abortion clinic, leading to May's ruling from the Kansas high court.
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7,000 signatures had been collected to impanel a grand jury in Wichita by Troy Newman of Operation Rescue West. The grand jury impanelled through this process issued a subpoena to the Tiller abortion clinic seeking 2,000 medical records. This action of the grand jury was contested by lawyers for the abortion clinic, leading to May's ruling from the Kansas high court.
  
In January 2008, the Tiller grand jury issued a subpoena for records of every woman at least 22 weeks pregnant who had received or sought an abortion at the clinic for the past five years.
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In January 2008, the Tiller grand jury issued a subpoena for records of every woman at least 22 weeks pregnant who had received or sought an abortion at the clinic for the past five years.<ref>Wichita Eagle, [http://www.kansas.com/213/story/396224.html ''Court limits citizen-petitioned grand juries''], May 7, 2008</ref>
 
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The opinion of the court said, "The court should satisfy itself that the grand jury has not engaged in an arbitrary fishing expedition" and imposed oversight by a judge of the inquisitive grand jury in order to ensure future compliance with the high court's view of the matter.<ref>Wichita Eagle, [http://www.kansas.com/213/story/396224.html ''Court limits citizen-petitioned grand juries''], May 7, 2008</ref>
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As of May 6, as the [[Kansas State Legislature]] prepares to wrap up its current legislative session, the legislature has not referred any statewide ballot measures to the November ballot.
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On Tuesday, May 6, voters in four school districts will decide whether to approve [[school district bond issue]]s.
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Kansas enjoys just two of the [[forms of direct democracy in the American states|available seven forms]] of direct democracy.  If the [[Kansas State Legislature|General Assembly]] places a [[constitutional amendment]] on the statewide ballot, voters can ratify or reject it.  Secondly, Kansas is one of just 18 states nationally with the right of statewide recall.
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Citizens in Kansas can also [[petitions to impanel grand juries|impanel grand juries]] at the county level through collecting signatures on petitions.
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Kansas is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, from the French "Cansez", by explorer Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, and after the Kansa tribe, who inhabited the area. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans."
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[[Sunshinereview:Allen County, Kansas|Allen]] • [[Sunshinereview:Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson]] •  [[Sunshinereview:Atchinson County, Kansas|Atchinson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Barber County, Kansas|Barber]] • [[Sunshinereview:Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon]] • [[Sunshinereview:Brown County, Kansas|Brown]] • [[Sunshinereview:Butler County, Kansas|Butler]] • [[Sunshinereview:Chase County, Kansas|Chase]] • [[Sunshinereview:Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cheyenne County, Kansas|Cheyenne]] • [[Sunshinereview:Clark County, Kansas|Clark]] • [[Sunshinereview:Clay County, Kansas|Clay]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cloud County, Kansas|Cloud]] • [[Sunshinereview:Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]] • [[Sunshinereview:Comanche County, Kansas|Comanche]] • [[Sunshinereview:Cowley County, Kansas|Cowley]] • [[Sunshinereview:Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]] • [[Sunshinereview:Decatur County, Kansas|Decatur]] • [[Sunshinereview:Dickinson County, Kansas|Dickinson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Doniphan County, Kansas|Doniphan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Douglas County, Kansas|Douglas]] • [[Sunshinereview:Edwards County, Kansas|Edwards]] • [[Sunshinereview:Elk County, Kansas|Elk]] • [[Sunshinereview:Ellis County, Kansas|Ellis]] • [[Sunshinereview:Ellsworth County, Kansas|Ellsworth]] • [[Sunshinereview:Finney County, Kansas|Finney]] • [[Sunshinereview:Ford County, Kansas|Ford]] • [[Sunshinereview:Franklin County, Kansas|Franklin]] • [[Sunshinereview:Geary County, Kansas|Geary]] • [[Sunshinereview:Gove County, Kansas|Gove]] • [[Sunshinereview:Graham County, Kansas|Graham]] • [[Sunshinereview:Grant County, Kansas|Grant]] • [[Sunshinereview:Gray County, Kansas|Gray]] • [[Sunshinereview:Greeley County, Kansas|Greeley]] • [[Sunshinereview:Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]] • [[Sunshinereview:Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton]] • [[Sunshinereview:Harper County, Kansas|Harper]] • [[Sunshinereview:Harvey County, Kansas|Harvey]] • [[Sunshinereview:Haskell County, Kansas|Haskell]] • [[Sunshinereview:Hodgeman County, Kansas|Hodgeman]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jackson County, Kansas|Jackson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jefferson County, Kansas|Jefferson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Jewell County, Kansas|Jewell]] • [[Sunshinereview:Johnson County, Kansas|Johnson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kearny County, Kansas|Kearny]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kingman County, Kansas|Kingman]] • [[Sunshinereview:Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]] • [[Sunshinereview:Labette County, Kansas|Labette]] • [[Sunshinereview:Lane County, Kansas|Lane]] • [[Sunshinereview:Leavenworth County, Kansas|Leavenworth]] • [[Sunshinereview:Lincoln County, Kansas|Lincoln]] • [[Sunshinereview:Linn County, Kansas|Linn]] • [[Sunshinereview:Logan County, Kansas|Logan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Lyon County, Kansas|Lyon]] • [[Sunshinereview:McPherson County, Kansas|McPherson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Marion County, Kansas|Marion]] • [[Sunshinereview:Marshall County, Kansas|Marshall]] • 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Kansas|Republic]] • [[Sunshinereview:Rice County, Kansas|Rice]] • [[Sunshinereview:Riley County, Kansas|Riley]] • [[Sunshinereview:Rooks County, Kansas|Rooks]] • [[Sunshinereview:Rush County, Kansas|Rush]] • [[Sunshinereview:Russell County, Kansas|Russell]] • [[Sunshinereview:Saline County, Kansas|Saline]] • [[Sunshinereview:Scott County, Kansas|Scott]] • [[Sunshinereview:Sedgwick County, Kansas|Sedgwick]] • [[Sunshinereview:Seward County, Kansas|Seward]] • [[Sunshinereview:Shawnee County, Kansas|Shawnee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]] • [[Sunshinereview:Sherman County, Kansas|Sherman]] • [[Sunshinereview:Smith County, Kansas|Smith]] • [[Sunshinereview:Stafford County, Kansas|Stafford]] • [[Sunshinereview:Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton]] • [[Sunshinereview:Stevens County, Kansas|Stevens]] • [[Sunshinereview:Sumner County, Kansas|Sumner]] • [[Sunshinereview:Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]] • [[Sunshinereview:Trego County, Kansas|Trego]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wabaunsee County, Kansas|Wabaunsee]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wallace County, Kansas|Wallace]] • [[Sunshinereview:Washington County, Kansas|Washington]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wichita County, Kansas|Wichita]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wilson County, Kansas|Wilson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Woodson County, Kansas|Woodson]] • [[Sunshinereview:Wyandotte County, Kansas| Wyandotte]] • '''[[Sunshinereview:Kansas counties|All Kansas counties...]]'''
  
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* [[Kansas ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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* [http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1911 Kansas school bond issues]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Kansas]]
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* [[Kathleen Sebelius|Governor of Kansas]]
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|style="color:#000;"|<small>[[Allen County, Kansas ballot measures|Allen]] | [[Anderson County, Kansas ballot measures|Anderson]] |  [[Atchinson County, Kansas ballot measures|Atchinson]] | [[Barber County, Kansas ballot measures|Barber]] | [[Bourbon County, Kansas ballot measures|Bourbon]] | [[Brown County, Kansas ballot measures|Brown]] | [[Butler County, Kansas ballot measures|Butler]] | [[Chase County, Kansas ballot measures|Chase]] | [[Chautauqua County, Kansas ballot measures|Chautauqua]] | [[Cherokee County, Kansas ballot measures|Cherokee]] | [[Cheyenne County, Kansas ballot measures|Cheyenne]] | [[Clark County, Kansas ballot measures|Clark]] | [[Clay County, Kansas ballot measures|Clay]] | [[Cloud County, Kansas ballot measures|Cloud]] | [[Coffey County, Kansas ballot measures|Coffey]] | [[Comanche County, Kansas ballot measures|Comanche]] | [[Cowley County, Kansas ballot measures|Cowley]] | [[Crawford County, Kansas ballot measures|Crawford]] | [[Decatur County, Kansas ballot measures|Decatur]] | [[Dickinson County, Kansas ballot measures|Dickinson]] | [[Doniphan County, Kansas ballot measures|Doniphan]] | [[Douglas County, Kansas ballot measures|Douglas]] | [[Edwards County, Kansas ballot measures|Edwards]] | [[Elk County, Kansas ballot measures|Elk]] | [[Ellis County, Kansas ballot measures|Ellis]] | [[Ellsworth County, Kansas ballot measures|Ellsworth]] | [[Finney County, Kansas ballot measures|Finney]] | [[Ford County, Kansas ballot measures|Ford]] | [[Franklin County, Kansas ballot measures|Franklin]] | [[Geary County, Kansas ballot measures|Geary]] | [[Gove County, Kansas ballot measures|Gove]] | [[Graham County, Kansas ballot measures|Graham]] | [[Grant County, Kansas ballot measures|Grant]] | [[Gray County, Kansas ballot measures|Gray]] | [[Greeley County, Kansas ballot measures|Greeley]] | [[Greenwood County, Kansas ballot measures|Greenwood]] | [[Hamilton County, Kansas ballot measures|Hamilton]] | [[Harper County, Kansas ballot measures|Harper]] | [[Harvey County, Kansas ballot measures|Harvey]] | [[Haskell County, Kansas ballot measures|Haskell]] | [[Hodgeman County, Kansas ballot measures|Hodgeman]] | [[Jackson County, Kansas ballot measures|Jackson]] | [[Jefferson County, Kansas ballot measures|Jefferson]] | [[Jewell County, Kansas ballot measures|Jewell]] | [[Johnson County, Kansas ballot measures|Johnson]] | [[Kearny County, Kansas ballot measures|Kearny]] | [[Kingman County, Kansas ballot measures|Kingman]] | [[Kiowa County, Kansas ballot measures|Kiowa]] | [[Labette County, Kansas ballot measures|Labette]] | [[Lane County, Kansas ballot measures|Lane]] | [[Leavenworth County, Kansas ballot measures|Leavenworth]] | [[Lincoln County, Kansas ballot measures|Lincoln]] | [[Linn County, Kansas ballot measures|Linn]] | [[Logan County, Kansas ballot measures|Logan]] | [[Lyon County, Kansas ballot measures|Lyon]] | [[McPherson County, Kansas ballot measures|McPherson]] | [[Marion County, Kansas ballot measures|Marion]] | [[Marshall County, Kansas ballot measures|Marshall]] | [[Meade County, Kansas ballot measures|Meade]] | [[Miami County, Kansas ballot measures|Miami]] | [[Mitchell County, Kansas ballot measures|Mitchell]] | [[Montgomery County, Kansas ballot measures|Montgomery]] | [[Morris County, Kansas ballot measures|Morris]] | [[Morton County, Kansas ballot measures|Morton]] | [[Nemaha County, Kansas ballot measures|Nemaha]] | [[Neosho County, Kansas ballot measures|Neosho]] | [[Ness County, Kansas ballot measures|Ness]] | [[Norton County, Kansas ballot measures|Norton]] | [[Osage County, Kansas ballot measures|Osage]] | [[Osborne County, Kansas ballot measures|Osborne]] | [[Ottawa County, Kansas ballot measures|Ottawa]] | [[Pawnee County, Kansas ballot measures|Pawnee]] | [[Phillips County, Kansas ballot measures|Phillips]] | [[Pottawatomie County, Kansas ballot measures|Pottawatomie]] | [[Pratt County, Kansas ballot measures|Pratt]] | [[Rawlins County, Kansas ballot measures|Rawlins]] | [[Reno County, Kansas ballot measures|Reno]] | [[Republic County, Kansas ballot measures|Republic]] | [[Rice County, Kansas ballot measures|Rice]] | [[Riley County, Kansas ballot measures|Riley]] | [[Rooks County, Kansas ballot measures|Rooks]] | [[Rush County, Kansas ballot measures|Rush]] | [[Russell County, Kansas ballot measures|Russell]] | [[Saline County, Kansas ballot measures|Saline]] | [[Scott County, Kansas ballot measures|Scott]] | [[Sedgwick County, Kansas ballot measures|Sedgwick]] | [[Seward County, Kansas ballot measures|Seward]] | [[Shawnee County, Kansas ballot measures|Shawnee]] | [[Sheridan County, Kansas ballot measures|Sheridan]] | [[Sherman County, Kansas ballot measures|Sherman]] | [[Smith County, Kansas ballot measures|Smith]] | [[Stafford County, Kansas ballot measures|Stafford]] | [[Stanton County, Kansas ballot measures|Stanton]] | [[Stevens County, Kansas ballot measures|Stevens]] | [[Sumner County, Kansas ballot measures|Sumner]] | [[Thomas County, Kansas ballot measures|Thomas]] | [[Trego County, Kansas ballot measures|Trego]] | [[Wabaunsee County, Kansas ballot measures|Wabaunsee]] | [[Wallace County, Kansas ballot measures|Wallace]] | [[Washington County, Kansas ballot measures|Washington]] | [[Wichita County, Kansas ballot measures|Wichita]] | [[Wilson County, Kansas ballot measures|Wilson]] | [[Woodson County, Kansas ballot measures|Woodson]] | [[Wyandotte County, Kansas ballot measures| Wyandotte ]]</small>
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Limits placed on citizen-petitioned grand juries

May 7, 2008: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on May 6 that a citizen-petitioned grand jury can proceed to investigate George Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic, but must do so with oversight from a trial judge.

7,000 signatures had been collected to impanel a grand jury in Wichita by Troy Newman of Operation Rescue West. The grand jury impanelled through this process issued a subpoena to the Tiller abortion clinic seeking 2,000 medical records. This action of the grand jury was contested by lawyers for the abortion clinic, leading to May's ruling from the Kansas high court.

In January 2008, the Tiller grand jury issued a subpoena for records of every woman at least 22 weeks pregnant who had received or sought an abortion at the clinic for the past five years.[1]

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  1. Wichita Eagle, Court limits citizen-petitioned grand juries, May 7, 2008