AG Derek Schmidt statement on settlement of foster-care lawsuit

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TOPEKA – (July 8, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt tonight issued the following statement regarding the legal settlement filed today to resolve a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas foster care system: “These sorts of lawsuits that seek public policy changes through the courts rather than through ordinary democratic processes cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees and distract from the critical business of operating and improving public services. For that reason, I consider settling this lawsuit a step in the right direction so the state can refocus its full attention on remedying shortcomings in the foster care system and improving services for foster kids rather than defending against...

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AG Derek Schmidt statement on settlement of foster-care lawsuit

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