Slowponder (Jonathan Becker)

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Brownback ordered to explain why he hasn’t appointed judge

Could somebody point me to the section of the Kansas Constitution that deals with the appointment of magistrate judges? What??? Your search engines does not find the word magistrate or the phrase "magistrate judge"!! I am shocked, shocked. Perhaps Brownback studied with Dean Woermer and has the only extant copy of the double secret probation Kansas Constitution.

June 23, 2016 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Medicaid cuts

Mr. Dean,

Why do you insult Trolls?

Mr. Summers,

You are a cliche. You add nothing to this discussion. Please remember the advice of Mark Twain: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

June 17, 2016 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poll shows Clinton leading in Kansas; broad dissatisfaction with Legislature

Zogby is not a very reliable poll. He tends to miss cell phones and phone polls tends to be automated. There are rumors he has cleaned up his act, but whether his act was cleaned up to keep his costs down or to make his method reliable is a coin toss.

June 10, 2016 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wagle seeks Kansas Senate vote against federal order on transgender students

Finally an issue that merits this Legislature's attention. Where do we wee-wee and tinkle? Unbalanced budgets, suitable funding of education, and crippling tax cuts pale in comparison to passing a legislative resolution that has no force of law about governmental invasion of the most private of human acts.

May 26, 2016 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Faith in ‘facts’

The calm confidence of a Christian with two aces. . . . .

May 11, 2016 at 10:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Cartoon criticism

This LTE's logic confuses coincidence with consequence.

May 6, 2016 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite guitar solo?

Mark Knopfler, Telegraph Road

April 18, 2016 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach dismisses voter fraud charge against Olathe woman

The Defendant retained her own counsel.

April 11, 2016 at 6:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach dismisses voter fraud charge against Olathe woman

A review of the JOCO court docket shows the prosecutor from the Secretary of State's office belatedly filed a motion to amend complaint (3rd) and a motion to determine if the state could propose to admit the defendant's statement, as being voluntary and admissible. These motions were filed less than 3 weeks before the jury trial. These kind of motions are basic Prosecutor 101. Kobach's in house counsel announced by phone that the State was going to dismiss with no intent to refile.
Reminds one of the gang that couldn't shoot straight.

April 10, 2016 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court: Law on sobriety tests unconstitutional


You are confusing the act of driving and the act of being seized and searched. Read the opinion. It distinguishes between act of driving and act of uniting, a most private of acts, according to SCOTUS.
Your praise of the process in CA does not address the issue of a Nevada driver on a California road. The CA admin process fails the strict scrutiny test of the 14th Amendment, because it is not evenly applied to people who use the road -- one treatment for California residents and another for a visitor from Louisiana.

February 26, 2016 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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