Salina, KS

Now: 48 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 48 ° | Lo: 30 °

Brownback Praises New Judicial Selection Law

KSAL StaffSeptember 19, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback says recent changes in how Kansas Court of Appeals judges are chosen have led to a more democratic process and that he would support similar changes for the state Supreme Court.

Brownback spoke Thursday to members of the conservative-leaning Federalist Society in Overland Park.

A new Kansas law lets the governor appoint members of the Court of Appeals, subject to confirmation by the state Senate. The law ended the use of a special commission that screened applicants and selected three finalists.

Brownback’s first appointee under the new system, Caleb Stegall, was confirmed this month.

The governor calls the new procedure “more a vote of the people.”

He says he would support the same method for naming judges to the Kansas Supreme Court – or having them chosen through elections.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Woman Charged with Theft,...
December 5, 2019Comments
Chase Suspect Sought
December 5, 2019Comments
Busy First Friday Schedul...
December 5, 2019Comments
Governor Supports Refugee...
December 5, 2019Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2019 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH