In June, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that could defund the entire Kansas judiciary. This naked attempt to intimidate the court threatens public confidence in an independent and impartial judiciary.
The Supreme Court recognized the paramount importance of protecting the integrity of our courts. At a time of rising spending in judicial elections, rules that preserve the public’s confidence in the judiciary are more important than ever.
After the governor and legislature failed to pass the most needed ethics reforms this spring, the Board of Elections must close a corporate loophole that allows wealthy donors to bypass campaign limits and donate millions in state elections.