Date:  7 PM, May 1

Location:  Lyon County Courthouse, Emporia, Kansas

Event:  Panel Discussion

Partners:  Lyon County Law Library; Emporia Public Library

In honor of Law Day, the League of Women Voters of Emporia, Kansas, will present a panel discussion on the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 1, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd floor of the Lyon County Courthouse.  Chief Judge Merlin Wheeler, District Judge Jeffry Larsonm and Magistrate Judge Doug Jones will address questions such as:  “How do we determine who is placed on probation and who goes to prison,” “who makes the rules regarding length of sentences,” and “do prison populations/overcrowding factor into sentencing decisions?”  The 2012 Law Day theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.

Light refreshments will be served following the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.