State Principles Summaries
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State Judiciary Principles
Under Article 3 of the Kansas Constitution, the people created the judiciary as an independent, co-equal branch of our state government. The Constitution grants the Kansas Supreme Court general administrative authority over all courts in the state.
The Kansas Supreme Court shall direct the provision of open, affordable, and understandable court services appropriate to the characteristics of each case, ensuring equitable access to justice and timely disposition of disputes.
In the exercise of its constitutionally delegated general administrative authority, the Supreme Court shall:
In further exercise of its constitutionally delegated general administrative authority, the Supreme Court shall marshal and manage the financial resources of the judiciary. In particular, the Supreme Court shall: