District Judge Patrick Thompson of the 28th Judicial District has been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in one case on the court’s January 30 docket.
After hearing oral arguments, Thompson will join Supreme Court justices in their deliberations and decision drafting.
“I am pleased that Judge Thompson is taking time from his duties in the 28th Judicial District to sit with the Supreme Court,” said Chief Justice Lawton Nuss. “It’s a great help to our court, and we look forward to his contributions in deliberating and eventually deciding this case.”
Thompson has been a judge since January 2008. He hears cases in the 28th Judicial District, which is composed of Saline and Ottawa counties.
“I am honored to be asked to sit with the Supreme Court,” Thompson said. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with the justices.”
Thompson, a Hutchinson native, earned a bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. He was an assistant county attorney for Saline County and was in private practice in Salina before becoming a judge.
All Supreme Court oral arguments are webcast live through the Watch Supreme Court Live! link in the right-hand column of the Kansas Judicial Branch website at www.kscourts.org.