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On Hensley wants Brownback to speed Court of Appeals nomination


William Weissbeck 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Bets? Nominee named after 5:00 PM on a Friday. Hearings on Monday, vote of Tuesday. Start overturning past court decisions on Wednesday. Proves - no rest for the wicked.


Ira Rott 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Predicting he will release the names August 29th at 5PM.


Claudean McKellips 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Why can't he come clean about the judge, like every other Governor before him? What is he hiding? The judge is not qualified, and he cannot pass the vetting?


Richard Heckler 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Sam Brownback is playing Washington D.C. games in Kansas. This is exactly the type of behavior the right wing party teaches in Washington D.C. in which Sam Brownback was a player.

In fact this crap is going in D.C. as we speak. A behavior which is counter productive and promotes polarization.

Why would Kansas ever vote right wing party or Sam Brownback ever again? Any current legislator or new nominees that either are backing Brownback or come with Brownback support should never be re-elected or elected. Right wing IS NOT republican.


jimmyjms 8 months, 2 weeks ago

"But she added, “You can’t create an artificial deadline because you have to go through due diligence and allow sufficient vetting and interviews.”

Uh huh, right.

"Hawley has called Hensley’s allegation “ridiculous.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King, an Independence Republican, promised the most thorough confirmation hearing “in recent memory” for the court appointee and said Hensley’s suggestion that the nominee would escape scrutiny was “patently absurd.”

If you believe a word these people say, I've got some property I'd like to show you.


question4u 8 months, 2 weeks ago

"Brownback and fellow Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature have been adamant that they want the special session to last only a few days." BUT "Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King, an Independence Republican, promised the most thorough confirmation hearing “in recent memory” for the court appointee..."

No...wait...this isn't really a contradiction. Yes, the session will be quick, but since the Kansas Senate has NEVER held this kind of confirmation ("the Court of Appeals appointment is receiving unusual attention because it’s the first under a law taking effect last month") then King is technically right. Even if/when they rubber-stamp the approval without scrutiny, it will be "the most thorough confirmation hearing 'in recent memory.'"

Way to go Mr. King! Now you're speaking Brownbackese, the official language of Brownbackistan. If you had said the "most thorough Senate confirmation hearing EVER for a Kansas Court of Appeals appointee," that would have been self-defeating, since that might have made people wonder and then realize that there is, in fact, no precedent. By saying "in recent memory" you did a great job of obscuring the facts while seeming to promise something more than you actually are promising. You're also quite convincing when you imply that your "recent memory" actually doesn't include any recollection of the law that you helped pass earlier this year.

Keep practicing that Brownbackese and in a few years you'll be as fluent as Flim-Flam Sam himself!


James Nelson 8 months, 2 weeks ago

When you have a governor who is hell bent on politicizing the selection of judges in a system where there is far less opportunity for public vetting one can only assume less opened minded and less qualified people will be selected. Stalin and Hitler were especially good at this.


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