- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Supreme Court justice accused in an ethics compliant stemming from a political fundraiser her husband held says she’s been cleared by a state commission.

Justice Carol Beier told the Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/2fKe9jW ) she learned Monday the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications has thrown out the complaint against her by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust.

Beier won retention this month.

A commission spokesman, John Houston, declined to comment on the complaint, saying Beier was free to speak publicly about the matter.

The foundation had alleged a political fundraiser Beier’s husband hosted for Democrat Paul Davis during his unsuccessful bid to unseat Gov. Sam Brownback in 2014 violated the Kansas judicial code of conduct because it could be viewed as an endorsement.

Beier didn’t attend the event.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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