Judicial pick erodes confidence

Earlier this year, the legislature passed a bill granting Gov. Brownback the power to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals, eliminating the merit selection process that had served the state well for many years and was instituted to¬†prevent blatantly political appointments. We agree with this editorial and remind readers that the bill to amend the Kansas Constitution to allow the governor to also select Supreme Court nominees was defeated last session but will be back. One target of these bills is school funding cases as the courts have ruled that the legislature is not abiding by its constitutional duty to make suitable provision for the financing of our state’s schools.¬†http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/20/4423823/brownbacks-judicial-pick-erodes.html



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