Jack nomination renews debate over judicial selection

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An old debate is getting renewed life in the Kansas Legislature after Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals collapsed this week.

A day after the governor withdrew her choice to sit on the appellate court, Republicans used the failed nomination to show the shortcomings of the so-called merit-selection process.

The abandoned nomination also has escalated calls for District Judge Jeffry Jack to resign his seat after Kelly pulled his appeals nomination because of a SSJ

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