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Kansas governor signs bill changing Court of Appeals appointments

  • Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill altering the way judges are appointed to the state Court of Appeals.

The bill gives Brownback authority to make the appointments, subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

The Republican governor signed the bill Wednesday. He says he would also like to see changes in how members of the state Supreme Court are selected.

The measure does away with a special commission that nominated three candidates for the Court of Appeals. The governor made the appointment, with no role for the Legislature.

Brownback wants Kansas to do away with the nominating commission that selects Supreme Court justices, which would require changing the Kansas Constitution. A measure to do that is stalled in the Legislature.

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