Man banished from Kansas seeks to return

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State News

July 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to “draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old American West.”

A Montgomery County judge will hear oral arguments on Aug. 8 over the motion the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed last week pushing for Bo Dana Rupert to be allowed to return to Kansas from Texas.

“This is one of the most bizarre and illegal sentences I’ve ever seen,” said Lauren Bonds, legal director for the ACLU of Kansas.

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