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Kansas Governor Faces Questions About Role in Campaign to Oust SCOKAN Justices

A window to the old Kansas Supreme Court room in the Kansas Statehouse.  The high court now resides across the street from the Statehouse, inside the Kansas Judicial Center.  (Photo by J. Schafer)

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has not taken a public stance on whether voters should retain justices on the Kansas Supreme Court in this month's election.  However, the governor's political action committee has given money to a group trying to push four of the justices off the bench.

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.

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