Recent US Commentary

Unprecedented: Five Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse themselves in Kline case

Read my previous post here. Only four days after former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a blistering motion asking that two Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from deciding whether to suspend his law license, the Supremes announced yesterday that FIVE of the seven would be doing so. Their rationale, according to the The Topeka Capital-Journal: The five justices voluntarily stepped aside, citing the Kansas Code of Judicial Conduct rule that requires recusal when a judge “previously presided as a judge over the matter in another court.” Without ever mentioning Kline’s motion, the five stated it “would not be possible” for them to […]