(Updated to reflect round by round voting; corrects that Standridge was tied for second in the second round of balloting)
A judicial screening panel on Monday recommended three women - a trailblazing Washington County judge, a state appeals court judge and a Wichita lawyer - to replace Justice Carol Beier on the Kansas Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission recommended Appeals Court Judge Melissa Standridge, 12th District Judge Kim Cudney and Wichita lawyer Kristen Wheeler for a seat on the state Supreme Court. They were among 11 candidates . . .