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Dems want to keep AG Schmidt out of remap case

May 23, 2012

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— Two Kansas Democrats want the state's Republican attorney general to stay out of a federal court case over political redistricting.

The matter is in federal court because Kansas lawmakers ended their session Sunday without drawing new maps for the state House and Senate, Board of Education and the four U.S. House districts.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he wants to weigh in on attempts by lawyers to collect legal fees from the state.

But Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis said Wednesday the case should proceed under the same rules governing past lawsuits. The Lawrence Democrat notes that then-Attorney General Carla Stovall was not allowed to participate in a redistricting lawsuit 10 years ago.

Davis is joined in his objection by former state Rep. Bill Roy Jr., of Lenexa.

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shleppy 1 year, 10 months ago

and the iraq war is/was money well spent too.

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cowboy 1 year, 10 months ago

The Catholic Church hierarchy , pillar of decency , pfffft

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Bob_Keeshan 1 year, 10 months ago

Specifically, Derek Schmidt says he is trying to protect the tort claims fund.

This is the same fund he is using to spend over $700,000 paying Brownback's campaign attorneys to defend the abortion laws. Yes, Foulston/Siefkin does all the campaign legal work for Brownback's campaign account.

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Bob Forer 1 year, 10 months ago

Derek Schmidt is such a fricking hypocrite. He farms out the abortion lawsuit to private lawyers for several hundred thousand dollars when there was no claimed conflict of interest, but when there is obviously a political split between the parties in the redistricting fiasco, all of a sudden he is Mr. Thrifty.

The guy is a worthless, dishonest piece of work.

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