Court of Appeals candidates: A closer look

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A special nominating commission created by Gov. Laura Kelly will meet next week to interview candidates for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Kelly has the unilateral authority to pick an appeals court  judge with Senate confirmation.

However, she's opted to use a nominating panel similar to the one used to pick Supreme Court candidates.

A nominating commission had been used to pick Court of Appeals candidates until the law was changed in 2013.

Kelly has opted to stay with the system used before the law was changed.

Kelly's commission will recommend three candidates for the . . .

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