Eleven candidates are seeking to fill a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court that is coming open with the retirement of Justice Carol Beier.
The candidates will be screened by a nine-member panel made up of five lawyers elected by their peers and four nonlawyers appointed by the governor.
Women will now be in the majority on the committee after lawyers from the 3rd Congressional District recently elected Katie McClaflin to the panel.
McClaflin’s election, coupled with Gov. Laura Kelly’s appointment of former Unified Government Mayor Carol . . .