Hearings and Votes
Kansas Senate Floor Vote
SB 439 Specifies grounds for impeachment of Kansas Supreme Court justice and District Court judges chosen via merit/commission system to include “attempting to subvert fundamental laws and introduce arbitrary power, attempting to usurp the power of the legislative or executive branch of government, exhibiting wanton or reckless judicial conduct.”
Vermont House Judiciary Committee
SB 91 Prohibits member of judicial nominating board from serving 3 consecutive terms. Specifies what materials and actions of the board are public. Specifies judicial candidate must be resident of Vermont that has practiced law at least 10 years and practiced in Vermont at least 5. Defines in detail the criteria and standards for nomination by the Board.