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Imperial judiciary watch

And now it's the Kansas high court that has seized the power of the purse away from legislators:

In a landmark ruling, a unanimous Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered state lawmakers to increase school funding by $285 million by July 1, a decision that will force a special legislative session and a possible tax increase.

Right Side of the Rainbow wonders:

My Lords, rather than instruct the Kansas Legislature to act on your behalf, why not just order it dissolved sine die and cut out the middlemen altogether? You could then write the budget and set the tax tables on your own. After all, isn't it tiresome pretending that there are any restraints on your power, or that you owe deference to mere commoners?

More: Jun. 7.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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