Chief justice withdraws from legislative address


New Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert has withdrawn from giving the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature.

Luckert pulled out of giving the speech in a letter on Monday to House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. citing litigation over judicial pay.

She said she was compelled by circumstances to withdraw from accepting the speaker's invitation to make the speech Jan. 15.

The speech was scheduled for early in the afternoon before the governor gave her State of the State address that night . . .


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