"Kansas officials are appealing a lower court ruling that has blocked specific provisions of the statewide smoking ban that applies to certain private clubs."

The Kansas Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for Wednesday in a case being appealed by the attorney general, asking the justices to lift a temporary injunction issued in June 2010.

Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis issued the injunction after attorneys for the Downtown Bar and Grill of Tonganoxie filed a lawsuit over a deadline in the law that allowed a certain class of licensed private clubs to permit smoking. During debate on the law, legislators inserted a Jan. 1, 2009, cutoff date for clubs as an amendment on the House floor.

Congratulations Downtown Bar and Grill, fighting back against unjust laws is the American way!



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