Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee Johnson announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after 12 years on the high court.
Johnson was appointed to the Supreme Court by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius after serving on the Kansas Court of Appeals from 2001 to 2007. Former Gov. Bill Graves appointed Johnson to the Court of Appeals. He retires Sept. 8.
"It has been a profound honor and privilege to be a part of the highest court in Kansas, as well as the Court of Appeals, and to serve with so many knowledgeable and collegial jurists on both appellate courts," Johnson said . . .