For months, the Mississippi abortion case has cast a shadow over Kansas.
It's always been known that the historic Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade would bump up against the Kansas campaign for a constitutional amendment ensuring abortion is not a protected state right.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been on track since last year to decide the Mississippi case this summer, about a month before Kansas voters are to decide whether abortion should be protected under the Kansas Constitution.
There had been academic speculation for months about how the federal case might influence the state . . .