Monday, October 18

Kansas judges are selected politically

An op-ed in today’s Wichita Eagle promotes the delusion that Kansas appellate court judges are selected in an environment insulated from politics. (F. James Robinson Jr: Judicial-selection process doesn’t need fixing)

Since these judges make law, they ought to be selected democratically, but Kansas is at the undemocratic extreme among the states in how we select judges. That needs fixing.

For more on how judges make law in Kansas, see Kansas lawmakers, including judges, should be selected democratically.