GOP complaint spurs probe of Kansas court selection process
November 7, 2019
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican legislator's complaint has launched an investigation into whether the commission that screens Kansas Supreme Court applicants violated the state's open meetings law in picking three finalists for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to consider in filling a vacancy.
The complaint from Senate President Susan Wagle is likely to intensify efforts by fellow conservatives to give legislators the power to block a governor's appointments to the state's highest court, something they cannot do now. Republicans have had a renewed interest in such a measure since a Suprem...