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Fight Over Kansas Court Funding Attracts National Attention - KMUW

Source: 
KMUW
Author: 
Stephen Koranda
Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015

"A legal fight in Kansas over funding for the courts is attracting national headlines and attention from advocacy groups outside the state. At issue is a law that changes the way chief judges are selected. A later budget bill was tied to the law.

As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, that means if the judicial selection law is struck down, the Kansas court system’s funding is also eliminated.

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University of Kansas Law Professor Richard Levy says this may be attracting national attention because this strategy could be used other places to try to prevent laws from being overturned.

'At a political level, this sort of direct confrontation between the legislative and judicial branch may be a sign of things to come in other states as well,' Levy says."