December 30, 2012 10:58 PM

Kansas House leader turns down chief justice’s request to address Legislature

Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss won’t address the Legislature next year, leading a top Democrat to think it’s another sign of a growing rift between conservative lawmakers and the courts. Incoming Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick has turned down a request from the state’s chief justice to address a joint session of the Legislature to present the State of the Judiciary report.

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