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60-267. Rules by district courts. (a) Local rules. A district court, acting by a majority of the judges of the district court, may adopt and amend rules governing its practice. A local rule must be consistent with this article. Copies of rules and amendments must, on their adoption, be furnished to the supreme court.

(b) Procedure when there is no controlling law. In all cases not provided for by this article, the district courts may regulate practice in any manner consistent with this article and rules prescribed by the supreme court.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-267; L. 1976, ch. 251, § 8; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 141; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

District judges may promulgate rules for administration of court, see 20-342.

Rules governing jury service, see 43-165.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Continuing Nature of Discovery," Louis E. Striegel, 34 J.B.A.K. 97, 98, 99 (1965).

Discussed in note concerning Kansas district court rules, D. Keith Anderson, 6 W.L.J. 113 to 132 (1966).

Article concerning delay in the courts, George S. Reynolds, 12 W.L.J. 12, 13 (1972).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Cited; interpretation and application of rule of a district court requiring six-member jury held improper; reversed. Bourne v. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 209 K. 511, 515, 497 P.2d 110.

2. Rule adopted hereunder reasonable; no abuse of discretion in refusing reinstatement of dismissed case. Frost v. Hardin, 218 K. 260, 264, 543 P.2d 941.


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