20 February 2006

Kansas Trying To Screw Up Again

Kansas legislators are trying to ditch its merit selection process for judges for inferior approaches involving either the federal model of gubinatorial nomination and state senate confirmation, or unilateral gubinatorial appointment. Why? Because the Kansas Supreme Court has applied the law and Kansas constitution (under which the Kansas death penalty statute is invalid and the state has a duty to fund the public schools adequately).

Opposition to the proposal is broadbased:

The Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Trial Lawyers and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel oppose the change.

Given the fact that this is Kansas we are talking about here, however, the proposed constitutional amendments have a real chance of success.

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