judicial selection http://kmuw.org en Democrats Skeptical About Supreme Court Change http://kmuw.org/post/democrats-skeptical-about-supreme-court-change <p></p><p>The Kansas House's top Democrat says he doubts supporters of changing the process for selecting state Supreme Court justices can muster enough support to get a measure passed. Tue, 07 May 2013 22:32:44 +0000 Associated Press 16866 at http://kmuw.org Gov. Brownback Appoints Faith Maughan To 18th Court District http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-appoints-faith-maughan-18th-court-district <p>Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Faith Maughan to the 18th Judicial District Court on Monday.</p><p>The 18th district covers all of Sedgwick County.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's 31 Judicial Districts serve as trial courts for the state; they oversee all civil and criminal cases.</span></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:47:25 +0000 Kate Clause 15341 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Signs Judicial Selection Bill http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-signs-judicial-selection-bill <p>Governor Sam Brownback Wednesday signed a bill that changes the way some judges in Kansas are selected. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:42:09 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14809 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.14.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-31413 <p><em>Bill that will change judicial selection process is on its way to the governor; Many Kansas counties lack a KanCare dental provider; Conference aims to strengthen marriages.</em></p><p></p><p><strong>Kan. Senate Debating Union Contribution Bill</strong></p><p>A bill keeping public employee unions in Kansas from deducting money from members' paychecks for political activities is advancing in the Legislature.</p><p>The Senate is scheduled to debate it Thursday, and it's expected to pass.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:20:39 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14134 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.14.13 Kan. House Advances Change in Judicial Selection Process http://kmuw.org/post/kan-house-advances-change-judicial-selection-process <p>The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill that would change how appeals court judges are selected. The bill allows the governor to appoint appellate court judges, who would then be confirmed by the state Senate.</p><p>Critics of the current system say it isn't democratic enough, because a nine-person nominating commission selects candidates. Five of the nine are attorneys.</p><p>Rep. Lance Kinzer is an Olathe Republican, he says the change would be a step in the right direction.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:02:48 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13493 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.01.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-30113 <p><em>KS House advances change in judicial selection; Teacher's union objects to bill that limits bargaining; Thousands expected to turnout for Mission of Mercy.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. House Advances Change In Judicial Selection Process</strong></p><p>The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill that changes how appeals court judges are selected. The bill allows the governor to appoint the judges, who would then be confirmed by the state Senate.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-house-advances-change-judicial-selection-process">More...</a></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:00:56 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13494 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.01.13 Proposal Would Change Judicial Selection Process http://kmuw.org/post/proposal-would-change-judicial-selection-process <p>A proposal to give Kansas governors and lawmakers more power over appointments to the state's appellate courts cleared a legislative committee Wednesday.</p><p>The measure would amend the Kansas Constitution to allow governors to appoint whomever they choose to the state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, subject to Senate confirmation. It would scrap the statewide, attorney-led commission that now screens applications.</p><p>Currently, the commission nominates three finalists for the governor, who then makes the appointment without legislative review.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:03:41 +0000 Associated Press 11634 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 1.24.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-12413 <p><em>House to discuss union fundraising; Proposal would move spring elections to the fall; Despite looming cuts, Gov's council wants to keep military in the state.</em></p><p><strong>House Bill Would Limit Union Fundraising Abilities</strong></p><p>A Kansas House committee is preparing to debate a bill that prevents public employee unions from automatically deducting money from members' paychecks to finance political activities.</p><p>The Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee will take up the bill Thursday.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:30:27 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11635 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 1.24.13