Kansas Court-Lawmaker Rift Continues
The Kansas Supreme Court has taken the unusual step of issuing a formal state that it is “troubled” by state lawmakers tying a funding increase to a court reorganization. As with other states, the Kansas chief justice has become a lobbyist for increased courts funding, going so far as authoring a widely read newspaper opinion piece against the plan.
The new system, which some say violates the Kansas constitution, will let local judges choose their “chief district judges” rather than having that post chosen by the state Supreme Court. They move also shifts some budget control to the local judges.
Read the story from kansascity.com here.