Category: Community

Kansas Ties Decentralization To Court Funds

Education funding got the big headlines as Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed the state’s budget into law, but the spending plan also represents the ongoing tug-of-war over centralized court administration. WIBW News 13 TV reported that “… the… Read More

Congress Ponders Less Civil Justice ‘Rationing’

Adjusted for inflation, the federal Legal Services Corporation budget is at a 40-year low just as the hundreds of state-level offices it funds are facing more people needing legal assistance in the face of foreclosure, family stress and… Read More

Kansas Latest To Tie Cash To ‘Reform’

 Kansas legislators are following the national trend to tie state judicial reform to funding, leading the Wichita Eagle to editorialize against the changes as eroding court independence. The newspaper writes that “Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton R…. Read More