George Soros Funding ‘Nonpartisan’ Attackers of Kansas Gov. Brownback

It is now being reported that billionaire liberal activist George Soros is the bankroll behind the “nonpartisan” attacks on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s new judicial selection plan.

Two organizations in Kansas have led the charge against the Republican Governor’s proposal and both claim to be nonpartisan. But the two groups, Justice at Stake and the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters, are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from two of extremist Sorros’ liberal organizations in a similar way that Colorado’s liberal organizations implemented the “Colorado model.”

Brownback has been supporting changes in the state’s process of appointing judges. Previously Kansas judges were chosen by a commission made up of lawyers who are unaccountable to voters but Brownback has been pushing the adoption of the federal model where judges are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

The Governor signed legislation in March to change the system for nominating appeals judges and is also interested in a constitutional amendment that would do the same for State Supreme Court justices.

The Kansas Watchdog looked into the source of funding to those groups supporting the lock that the Kansas Bar Association has on appointing judges and found that they have received “hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions” of dollars from several Soros owned liberal organizations.

Since 2006, JAS has been awarded more than $2.4 million from the Open Society Institute, a non-profit which Soros founded in 1993. OSI also gave $555,000 to the League of Women Voters education fund, which serves as a 501 (c)(3) for the national organization.

Furthermore, the league’s education fund has received more than $180,000 from the Soros-backed Tides Foundation since 2004.

The Watchdog also discovered that the Topeka Capital-Journal had this information six months ago but refused to publish it because it is “old news.”

With the change to the appointment process, the State of Kansas joins such states as California and Massachusetts as well as the federal government in the way judges are advanced to the bench.

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Posted by on July 13, 2013.
Filed under Agitators, Barack Obama, Big government, Conservatives, Constitutional Issues, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Judges, Justice, Liberals, Supreme Court.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • GarandFan

    The Topeka Capital-Journal would have been all over this if were Koch money.