When Politics Seep Into Kansas Courts, Public Confidence In Rulings Wane, Say Judges | KCUR

When Politics Seep Into Kansas Courts, Public Confidence In Rulings Wane, Say Judges

Apr 10, 2018

From left to right, Kansas Judges Patrick McAnany, Steve Leben and Kim Schroeder have 30 years of combined experience hearing cases at the appeals court level.
Credit Kansas Judicial Branch

The Kansas Court of Appeals is sort of like the middle sibling of the justice system. They don't enjoy the same level of prestige as the state Supreme Court, and they're not as familiar to everyday folks as municipal or district courts. Today, we asked three appeals court judges about their place in Kansas' justice system, and discussed how single-issue advocacy groups and judicial selection rules affect public perception of this often overlooked court.