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20-203. Syllabus of points of law. A syllabus of the points of law decided in any case in the supreme court shall be stated in writing by the judge delivering the opinion of the court, which shall be confined to points of law arising from the facts in the case, that have been determined by the court, and the syllabus shall be submitted to the judges concurring therein for revisal before publication thereof; and it shall be inserted in the book of reports without alteration, unless by consent of the judges concurring therein.

History: L. 1867, ch. 120, § 3; May 27; G.S. 1868, ch. 27, p. 301, § 3; R.S. 1923, 20-203.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Time of filing syllabus, see 20-111.


1. Syllabus must be fortified by factual situation presented in case. Moore v. Kansas Turnpike Authority, 181 Kan. 841, 851, 317 P.2d 384.

2. Syllabus is confined to points of law arising from the facts of the case determined by court. Wenzel Machinery Rental & Sales Co. v. Adkins, 189 Kan. 435, 439, 370 P.2d 141.

3. Mentioned; alternative ground of decision not adopted into court's syllabus in Coleman v. Local No. 570, 181 Kan. 969 (action to set aside arbitration award). Central Packing Co. of Kan. v. United Packinghouse Wkrs., 195 F. Supp. 188, 192.

4. Supreme court opinion shall contain syllabus confined to law arising from facts of case. State v. Sims, 254 Kan. 1, 862 P.2d 359 (1993).

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