Impeachment of judges, other state officials bubbles up as election issue

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Impeachment of Kansas judges and other statewide elected officials is emerging as an election-year issue for candidates seeking office this cycle.

Kansans for Life's political action committee is quizzing various state candidates about whether they would support legislation that would redefine what an impeachable offense is for a judge or one of the state's four constitutional officers.

The KFL PAC is asking candidates whether they would back legislation that would define specific actions for impeachment, including "attempting to usurp the power of another branch of government."

Currently, Supreme Court justices and the state's constitutional officers can . . .


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