Senate advances constitutional amendment on judges


The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval to a constitutional amendment that would take state Supreme Court nominations out of the hands of a special screening panel and turn it over to the governor.

The Senate advanced a long-debated proposition in the Kansas Legislature that would let the governor nominate Supreme Court justices with confirmation of the state Senate - the same way U.S. Supreme Court justices are picked.

The proposition would go to voters on Aug. 2, the same date when Kansans are set to . . .


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