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Sue the Bank? You May Get Your Shot

"The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving toward new rules giving borrowers more rights to sue banks and credit-card companies, the agency's latest attempt to shift the balance of power to consumers from financial institutions.


The proposals under consideration would ban companies from including arbitration clauses that block class-action lawsuits in their consumer contracts for a broad range of financial products.


Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: How It Works, Tips & More

"The automatic stay in bankruptcy is a temporary federal injunction that immediately stops most collection efforts by creditors, collection agencies and government entities against debtors and their property. It is one of the most beneficial features of bankruptcy, putting creditors on equal footing in regard to their claims and providing debtors temporary reprieve from aggressive collection activities as they seek to restore their financial standing.

New Appointment Holds Clues to Brownback Supreme Court Plan

"Last week, Kathryn Gardner was the second judge confirmed under Kansas’s new method of selecting appellate court judges, and her confirmation gives the state a look at the system Gov. Sam Brownback wants to use for choosing state supreme court justices.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with judges making decisions that reflect the political views held by elected officials, according to Kansas University law professor Steve Ware.

Retention of two Kansas Supreme Court justices followed pattern across the U.S.

A grassroots community organization that attempted to block retention of two Kansas Supreme Court justices fell short of its goal in Tuesday's general election. Kansans for Justice sought to oust two justices who ruled to overturn death sentences for convicted murderers Jonathan and Reginald Carr.

Professor Ware said that retention elections are designed for incumbents to win. Candidates are listed on the ballot with no political party affiliation.

Gov. Brownback's Selection Of Stegall Stirs Debate Over Judge Selection Process

A recent change in Kansas law has re-ignited the debate on how judges are selected to the bench. In this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske examines the methods for seating judges, and who should hold the final say in how they are chosen.


Stephen Ware is a Professor of Law at the University of Kansas.

Matthew Menendez is counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.

The New Justice In Kansas: Judicial Selection And The Governor’s Race

Frank Morris wrote, "The candidates for governor in Kansas are sparring over taxes, health care and school funding. But in many ways there’s a more fundamental issue that separates  Gov. Sam Brownback from his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis. Both stand on opposing sides of a running battle over how state Supreme Court justices should be chosen.

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Building of dreams: A downtown real estate deal goes south, costing investors and retirees millions

Karen Dillon and Keith King wrote:

Millions of dollars are missing following the failed purchase of two landmark buildings in downtown Kansas City.

Critics say a Ponzi Scheme drained the pockets of dozens of victims including local power brokers, retirees living on fixed incomes and those with life-threatening illnesses, an investigation by 41 Action News found.

At the center of the defunct deals is Brenda Wood, a business woman from Leavenworth County who owns a small janitorial service that cleans school buildings and other facilities.

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