A close look at Supreme Court candidates


A new justice is going to be added to the state Supreme Court for the first time since 2014, when Caleb Stegall took a seat on the high court.

Now Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will get the first of two appointments to the court.

Those appointments will be screened by a nine-member judicial nomination commission, which is made up of five lawyers and four nonlawyers.

The commission will recommend three names from the 20 applicants seeking to fill the seat that is coming open with the retirement of Justice Lee Johnson. The governor will pick one to put on . . .


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