The League strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.
Since 2010, foes of merit selection in Kansas have pushed a bill that would eliminate the nominating commission for the Court of Appeals and give the governor the power to appoint those judges directly, pending federal-style Senate confirmation.
The second panel of "An Era of Polarized Politics -- and Does it Matter?" Introduction by Mary G. Wilson, President of the LWVUS. Panelists include Terence Smith, Former Media Correspondent, The News Hour, PBS and Allison Fine, Author and Senior Associate, DEMOS.
Luncheon address from "An Era of Polarized Politics -- and Does it Matter?" Panelists include Mary Wilson, President, LWV and Marvin Kalb, Senior Fellow, Shorenstein Center, JFK School, Harvard University.