Lessons from Kansas’ ‘triple play of 1956’ still ring true today

The beauty of our democracy is the balance of power between the legislative, executive and judicial branches. But if the courts are made up of judges who owe their allegiance to lawmakers — and not the Kansas Constitution — an abuse of power is all but certain.

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April 5, 2022 - 2:14 PM

A threatening number of Kansas legislators want the Kansas Constitution rewritten so that they have final say on who sits on the Kansas Supreme Court.

If approved, the Senate’s Concurrent Resolution 1621 would give the Senate the power to determine whether a governor’s selection to the high court is to their liking.

No other determinants would be required. Just a governor picking his or her candidate and the Senate giving the final say-so.

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