New transparency comes to judicial selection

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The panel that helps pick state Supreme Court justices will soon have to open the drapes into its deliberations when it vets candidates for a seat on the state's highest court.

State law for the first time will require the panel made up of five lawyers and four nonlawyers to open up its deliberations and vote publicly on the three candidates it recommends to Gov. Laura Kelly to appoint to the state Supreme Court.

The panel is set to sort through 20 applicants seeking the seat . . .

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