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Kansas Supreme Court Releases Long Overdue Ruling

October 05, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released the following statement in response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the state’s cap on medical malpractice lawsuits:

“Kansas medical professionals, businesses, and taxpayers have been waiting three long years for the state Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of medical malpractice caps in Kansas,” said AFP-Kansas state director Derrick Sontag. “Delaying the ruling on a case of this magnitude for three years is inexcusable.

“We believe the decision today to retain the cap is appropriate but undoubtedly long overdue. These years of uncertainty have created an unstable environment within the medical profession.

“The Kansas Legislature must address judicial selection reform in the upcoming 2013 legislative session, including changing how Supreme Court justices are selected. Kansans deserve a more transparent process for selecting judges.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.  For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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