On Wednesday the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies published a detailed analysis by Samson R. Elsbernd of the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission Lawyers, 1987-2007.
This report gave background information about each attorney member of the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission, including political contributions and the following information:
- Years on the Commission
- Areas of Practice
- Bar admission dates
- Law School
- Brief biography
- Law Firm
An appendix in this report gave the following statistical analysis of campaign contributions:
1) Total amount of money contributed to:
a. Total = $140,932
b. Democrats = $117,682
c. Republicans = $23,250
2) Total number of contributions made to:
a. Total = 204
b. Democrats = 167
c. Republicans = 37
3) Total number of donors who contribute:
a. Total = 13
b. More to Democrats = 9
c. More to Republicans = 4
The Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission consists of four attorneys and four non-attorney members, with a fifth attorney serving as the chair.
The paper by the Federalist Society did not address any information about the non-attorney members of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission. However, a recent Meadowlark article gave information about the current non-attorney members of the Commission. This Meadowlark article needs to be updated to show a 20-year summary of the non-attorney members corresponding the to the same time period covered by the Federalist Society paper.
- Political Profile of Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Kansas Meadowlark, Jan 7, 2009.
- List of members of Supreme Court Nominating Commission
- Judgepedia: Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission
- Selection to the Kansas Supreme Court, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Stephen Ware, KU School of Law, Nov 26, 2007.