Screening panel recommends three judicial candidates


A Shawnee County judge, an appellate defender and a federal law clerk were nominated for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

A special screening panel created by the governor recommended Angela Coble, Randall L. Hodgkinson and Rachel Pickering to replace retiring Judge Michael Buser.

Gov. Laura Kelly will choose from one of the three candidates who must then be confirmed by the Kansas Senate.

The ballots from the nominating commission were not immediately available Friday.

Kelly has already named four women to the SSJ

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