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Lawsuit challenges how Kansas picks justices

In domestic law on August 28, 2010 at 6:53 am
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit has been filed that challenges the process Kansas uses to select its state Supreme Court justices.

The lawsuit asks for a restraining order to prevent the state from filling a vacancy on the court left by the retirement and death of Chief Justice Robert Davis. It also seeks to change the way the Kansas Constitution allows appointment of justices.

James Bopp Jr., a Terre Haute, Ind., lawyer, filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of four Kansans.

A nominating commission made up of five lawyers and four lay people recommends three candidates for the court, with the governor making the final selection.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Ron Keefover, a spokesman for the Kansas Judicial Center, says the commission intends to continue looking for a replacement for Davis, unless it receives a court order to stop.


Information from: The Wichita Eagle,

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