These annual reports of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations include legal cases and opinions, overviews of industrial conditions, financial statements, factory inspections, accidents, laws, employment services, and state mine inspections. The Kansas legislature created the Court of Industrial Relations by special legislation in January 1920 following a series of coal strikes in Southeast Kansas. The court's purpose was to resolve labor disputes between labor organizations and employers and it caused considerable debate throughout the United States. The United States Supreme Court declared the court unconstitutional in 1923. The Kansas Public Service Commission succeeded the court in 1925. Volumes 1(1920), 2(1921), 3(1922), 4(1923), and 5(1924) are included. The Court had 3 judges each session and the following served as judges at various times: W. L. Huggins, Clyde M. Reed, George H. Wark, Jas. A. McDermott, John H. Crawford, Henderson S. Martin, and Joseph Taggart.
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