Applicants Seek Seat on Kansas Court of Appeals

Governor Brownback’s chief counsel is among 21 applicants for a court of appeals vacancy. After screening and interviewing the applicants, the nominating commission will identify three candidates from which the governor must choose. Brownback and many conservative legislators support changing the process for selecting appellate judges by eliminating the nominating commission and requiring senate confirmation, and the legislature is expected to take up the issue in 2013.