Letters to the Editor

January 1, 2013 12:00 AM

Letters to the editor on picking justices, gun control, HealthWave success, store barriers

For more than half a century, Kansas has used what is known as the “merit system” for selecting justices of the Kansas Supreme Court. This process is provided for in our state Constitution, which resulted from some mischief on the part of a former governor who was trying to wrangle a seat on the court. In the 1970s, when the state Court of Appeals was formed by law, it also provided for the use of merit selection in selecting its judges. Over this very long period, rarely, if ever, has a judge been ousted for cause.

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