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LAKC honors Guantanamo critic, civil rights advocate

A prominent critic of evidentiary practices at Guantanamo Bay and an advocate for new federal civil rights legislation were the recipients Thursday of the 33rd annual Whittaker Award from the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. At a lunch at the World War I Museum in Kansas City, the association honored Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at the extraterritorial prison for terrorists in Cuba who resigned in protest over the use of evidence obtained through "enhanced interrogation techniques."

The group also honored Alvin Sykes (pictured), whose lobbying led to the signing of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, which provides money for federal authorities to reopen cold civil rights-era criminal cases.

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‘Skippy and Skivvies’ a success

Jessie Rosell, Tama Aga, Matthew Geary, Katie Zogelman and Amy Luck, of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, stand with Demi Willis and Jamareion Pollard-Whitney at Operation Breakthrough’s headquarters in Kansas City. Last Thursday, volunteers lawyers unloaded donated goods for ...

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LAKC holds Skippy & Skivvies Drive

The Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers’ Association of Kansas City will be holding its annual “Skippy & Skivvies Drive” through Thursday, Oct. 29. The drive will collect peanut butter, children’s underwear and socks and diapers for Operation Breakthrough at ...

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