Join us for a panel discussion informing our community about the two constitutional amendments and judge retention on our November election ballot.
In addition to the candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot, there are two additional constitutional questions and votes on retaining Supreme Court Justices:
HCR 5022 would require that Kansas counties elect sheriffs.
HCR 5014 provides for legislative oversight of rules and regulations adopted by executive branch agencies and officials. This would allow a majority vote of the members of each house to revoke any such rules and regulations
⚖️ Also on the Nov. 8 ballot will be retention of our Supreme Court Justices that were selected by our long-standing, merit-based system, a selection system that has avoided any hint of corruption since its inception in the 1950s.
Dr. Micah Kubic returned as the executive director ACLU of Kansas in January 2022, having served in the same capacity from 2015 to 2018. From 2019 to 2022, Micah served as the executive director of ACLU Florida, one of the nation's largest ACLU affiliates. He has more than 20 years experience in civil rights and racial justice work. In 2016, Micah's first book, "Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment," was published by the University of Missouri Press.
Judge Patrick McAnany retired from the Kansas Court of Appeals in January 2019 culminating a 15-year career serving with the Court of Appeals. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Johnson County District Court beginning in 1995. He had a 20-year career in civil and business litigation. Currently, Judge McAnany chairs the Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel, an appointment from the Kansas Supreme Court.
In 2016, Amii Castle joined the faculty at KU, where she teaches at the law and business schools. Amii also teaches Constitutional Law through KU’s political science department. Before teaching, Amii practiced law in downtown Kansas City for two decades. Amii has been an ACLU of Kansas board member for five years.
Kansas native and award-winning journalist Sherman Smith joins us from the Kansas Reflector. He's written thought-provoking articles on the Kansas Legislature as well as government misconduct, the failures of the Kansas foster care system, education, and many other topics. He received the 2021 and 2022 Kansas Press Association journalist of the year award. A panelist to our 2021 Legislative recap, Sherman is our moderator this morning.