Some legislators want to be able to influence supreme court justices on school funding

The next time you hear changing judicial selection has nothing to do with school funding cases, think of this statement by Rep. Lunn. (Read the whole article too-it’s a good recap.) “In a meeting last week with higher education officials, state Rep. Jerry Lunn, R-Overland Park, put Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on notice, saying that KU and other universities should prepare for significant decreases in funding if the court orders legislators to increase funding to public schools.
‘You really do have a horse in this race,’ Lunn said to Gray-Little. He suggested that Gray-Little ‘talk to your friendly Supreme Court justices.'” Some legislators want Supreme Court justices to feel pressure from various interests instead of deciding cases (particularly school funding cases) based upon the Constitution’s mandates.

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