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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kansas Supreme Court Loses Power to Pick Chief Judges of District Courts

This in a bill that's part of a long battle between legislators and the court.

Brad Cooper in the Kansas City Star writes  "In a move that some see as violating the state constitution, the new law lets local judges pick chief district judges instead of the high court. The law also would allow local judges, not the state Supreme Court, to manage their own budgets."

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/27/4986138/relationship-between-kansas-legislature.html#storylink=cpy

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