UPDATED: Judicial selection did not violate open meetings law, report says

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(Updated to reflect comment from Senate president)

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission did not violate the state open meetings law when it cast paper ballots while voting on candidates to recommend for a vacancy on the high court.

The Sedgwick County district attorney released a 15-page report Thursday concluding that the panel did not take binding action when it used paper ballots in voting on the 19 applicants seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court.

The report found that the only . . .

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