GOP rivals of Supreme Court moderates agonize over missed chance

From The Topeka Capital-Journal: by Tim Carpenter “Republicans in the Kansas Senate were convinced a statewide vote in November on a constitutional amendment making it impossible for public education financing disputes to force closure of schools would play well politically.” “The House GOP never quite warmed to that idea.” “Senate…

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Time to throw bums out of Legislature

An opinion from The Wichita Eagle: BY H. EDWARD FLENTJE “Kansas voters may be ready to throw the bums out in upcoming elections. Why? Because many Kansans see their state government as one big mess.” “Nearly three of every four Kansans recently surveyed gave poor marks to the performance of…

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Real threat to Kansas Supreme Court, judicial independence

An editorial from The Wichita Eagle: by RHONDA HOLMAN “Ethical canons prevent the justices of the Kansas Supreme Court from responding to name-calling or worse. So others will need to defend them strongly as their rulings, integrity and impartiality are assailed by elected officials and partisans from now through the…

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Opinion: Effort undermines independent judiciary

An Opinion from The Lawrence Journal-World: by Mike Hoeflich “Last week, I was in Wichita giving a lecture on the systematic destruction of an independent judiciary in Nazi Germany and its importance to the overall Nazi takeover of the country and its conversion from a fledgling democracy into the nightmare…

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