UPDATED: Supreme Court chief justice announces retirement

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(Updated to reflect justice's relationship with the Legislature; previous interviews given by the justice; comments from the governor and leading Republican lawmaker; relevant links; with edits throughout)

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss on Friday announced that he will retire after serving 17 years on the high court.

"I consider my service on the Supreme Court to be the greatest privilege of my 37-year legal career," Nuss said in a statement.

"It has given me the honor of working with the nearly 2,000 dedicated people ― judges and employees alike ― of the judicial branch of government. I . . .

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