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Monday, January 26, 2015

Kansas Supreme Court Selection Reform and School Finance

This article in the Wichita Eagle by Bryan Lowry is one of the better news stories on the Kansas Supreme Court selection process because it describes that process accurately "The current system relies on a nine-member commission to choose nominees, with four of those members appointed by the governor and the other five selected by a vote of the state’s practice attorneys" rather than (as many lower quality articles say) "a non-partisan commission of attorneys and non-attorneys."

Bryan Lowry also rightly refrains from using the propaganda phrase "merit selection" to describe the current system.

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