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Get Ready for a Raucous Kansas Supreme Court Retention Race

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert (center) and Chief Justice Lawton Nuss (right) are being targeted for defeat when they stand for retention in November. Also being targeted by conservatives are Justices Carol Beier and Dan Biles. (AP photo)

The U.S. Senate race in Kansas isn't expected to be competitive and the governor isn't on the ballot this fall. So, the hardest fought statewide campaign might just involve four people you’ve never heard of.  For the first time ever there will be a coordinated effort to oust state Supreme Court justices.

Kansas Judicial Funding in Jeopardy as Judge Rejects Policy Imposed on Courts

Shawnee County Courthouse (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Funding for the entire Kansas court system is now in jeopardy. A Shawnee County District Court judge has struck down a law related to the way chief judges are selected. But that law was tied to other legislation stating that all funding for the judicial branch would be stripped away if the first law was struck down.

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