Big win for judicial independence

Score one for judicial independence as well as the Kansas Constitution, which gives the state Supreme Court “general administrative authority over all courts in this state.” That includes the selection of chief administrative district judges, according to a Wednesday decision declaring a 2014 law unconstitutional.

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Ruling on bird renews focus on conservation plan

Tuesday’s decision in a Texas federal court vacating the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species could be just one win for oil and gas in a longer war with environmentalists. But it’s worth hoping that the court’s view prevails.

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