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Kansas Legislature Seeks Changes to Judicial Nomination Process

Legislators who believe the Kansas Senate should have the power to confirm appellate court judges, including Supreme Court justices, have a new plan that they hope will get approved before lawmakers adjourn this year, an influential senator involved in drafting the measure said Monday.
May 14, 2013
 

Legislators who believe the Kansas Senate should have the power to confirm appellate court judges, including Supreme Court justices, have a new plan that they hope will get approved before lawmakers adjourn this year, an influential senator involved in drafting the measure said Monday.

Many legislators, particularly conservative Republicans, have pushed to change the judicial selection process in recent years following Supreme Court rulings on abortion and education funding.

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