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Kansas Senate Bill Would Make it Easier to Impeach Supreme Court Justices

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill before a Kansas Senate committee sets out several impeachable offenses for Kansas Supreme Court justices. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from supporters and opponents of the bill Thursday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the state constitution currently uses high crimes and misdemeanors as grounds for removal from office. The new proposal would allow impeachment of Supreme Court justices if they usurp the authority of the Legislature, or for reckless judicial conduct, personal misconduct and failure to properly supervise judicial personnel. The bill's sponsor, Republican Senator Mitch Holmes, says the court has made several decisions recently that overstepped its authority, such as school funding rulings. Opponents say the proposal attacks fair and impartial courts and singles out Supreme Court justices for treatment not applied to executive and legislative branches.

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