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May 5, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Kansas caught up with the rest of the country Friday night when legislators voted to open search and arrest warrant affidavits to the public.

Kansas has been the only state in the nation to keep such records sealed. The legislation allows those who have been served warrants to know the circumstances.

Many have viewed the Kansas law as a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects U.S. citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.

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