Guest Commentary

February 23, 2014 5:00 PM

Kansas City Municipal Court’s costly ‘crisis’ cases

“Municipal courts are commonly viewed as ‘traffic courts,’ handing out fines for traffic and other minor violations as a way of encouraging compliance with the law. While this is true of all municipal courts in general, the Kansas City Municipal Court has evolved into a role that is far more complex,” writes Presiding Judge Joseph Locascio.

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