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Kansas Supreme Court suspends state lawmaker’s law license after mishandled murder case

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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The Kansas Supreme Court has barred a Republican state lawmaker from practicing law in the state for at least one year for his handling of a Wichita murder case. Rep. Carl Maughan, a Colwich Republican, violated multiple sections of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct while representing 57-year-old Bret Blevins in a deadly 2016 crash that killed two Starkey clients, Dirk MacMillan, 46, and Leonard “Dusty” Atterbery, 25, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled. The violations included conflicts of interest, failure to safe-keep a client’s property and misconduct prejudicial to the...

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