Justice Nuss to Speak at Kansas City Meeting of the "Posse"

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss (l) and KS Bar Assoc. Pres. Glenn Braun

KANSAS CITY -- Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, will speak at the October 11th meeting of the Kansas City Posse of the Westerners. Chief Justice Nuss has written about the Dewey-Berry feud, one of the most deadly gun battles in Kansas history.

“Our members who analyze Kansas history are excited to learn more about the Dewey-Berry feud that took place near Atwood, KS. We will hear more about one of the most electrifying trials in the state’s history at Norton, KS, in 1904,“ says Phil Young, program chairman of the Kansas City Posse of the Westerners. Posse members meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden OX restaurant to gain new knowledge about Western history.

“We are expecting a large crowd to hear Chief Justice Nuss and learn some interesting Kansas history. We will meet at the Golden OX restaurant in the Kansas City Stockyards at 6:00 p.m. on October 11th.

Dinner reservations can be made until this Friday, October 7th, by calling Ann Schultis, at 816-456-0669,” Young said.

The Dewey-Berry Feud near Atwood, Kansas, is one bit of Kansas history that is as exciting as any of the lawlessness and gun slinging lore of Dodge City. A comprehensive description of the Dewey-Berry conflict is described in an article by Chief Justice Nuss entitled “The Courts Of Heaven.”

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