As I See It

March 17, 2014

Kansas Legislature threatens judges’ independence

“In a recent legislative proposal, linking money to other court issues can no longer be denied. It is glaring,” writes Lawton R. Nuss, who has served on the Kansas Supreme Court since 2002 and as chief justice since 2010. “Instead of pay raises, this time legislative money is being offered to keep all Kansas courts open after July 1 — in direct exchange for some important judicial branch restructuring.”

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