Jack nomination renews debate over judicial selection


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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