To the editor:
Kansas University law professor Stephen Ware argued vigorously and repeatedly on the pages of this and other papers for what he called an “open, democratic process” for the selection of appeals court judges. He was particularly critical of the process in place before a recent legislative change, a “non-partisan selection process” that had served Kansans well for decades. He was not able to cite any problems with the appointed judges themselves, only that he did not like the process.
Now that we have Gov. Brownback refusing (under the law Mr. Ware advocated) to disclose the names of his nominees, isn’t it incumbent on Professor Ware to provide justification to the readers why this secret nomination process is better for Kansans than the one we had? Professor Ware, we await your wisdom.