January 4, 2013 12:00 AM

Eagle editorial: Snub of chief justice was rude

Incoming Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, has a point about it not being an annual tradition for the Legislature to hear a State of the Judiciary report, meaning he wasn’t obligated to let Chief Justice Lawton Nuss speak to a joint session this year. But in the wake of such speeches in 2012, 2011 and 2009, Merrick’s snub seemed needlessly rude, as did his reason.

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