Kansas justices defend actions amidst political attacks

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – On November 8, 2016, Kansas voters will be asked whether five of the seven Supreme Court justices will keep their seat.

Four of them are under fire and on Thursday they spoke with KSNT News about the efforts to remove them.

Most people in Kansas have probably seen the political ads attacking them. They focus on overturning over several death penalty cases in Kansas.

Republican conservatives and abortion opponents are also targeting the justices.

The justices tell KSNT News the political atmosphere will not impact their decisions.

“It’s our job, it’s our duty to reverse if we feel there is not a fair or impartial trial, said Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert.  You can try and use the democratic process to control how a case comes out.”

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles says the groups wanting them removed comes with the territory.

KSNT News will have more on this story tonight on KSNT News at 10 as well.

 

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