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Garden City Telegram: Voters should block Governor Brownback's 'relentless' power grab

By Dena Sattler

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Rather than acknowledge that some court decisions won’t go his way, he’s determined to remove current Supreme Court justices and seat newcomers more sympathetic to his cause.

His side already has launched a nasty campaign of deliberately misleading and flat-out false information designed to malign Supreme Court justices up for retention.

Retention elections usually don’t garner much attention, but nothing has been typical since Brownback took office. Consider the run on justices an ugly replay of the governor’s 2012 assault on moderate Republican state legislators who wouldn’t bow down to his wishes.

Voters recently rejected many Brownback supporters seeking seats in the Legislature, and must also block the governor’s relentless power grab by voting to retain justices on Nov. 8.

Read the entire editorial at the Garden City Telegram.