Wichita attorney Linda Kirby has withdrawn her application for the Kansas Supreme Court, a court spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Lisa Taylor, the court’s public information director, said the Supreme Court Nominating Commission received a letter via fax from Kirby on Monday withdrawing her application. Kirby was among 14 attorneys and judges who applied for the seat, which became vacant following the departure of Justice Nancy Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission will conduct candidate interviews next Monday and Tuesday in Topeka. After the interviews, the commission will select three applicants to recommend to Gov. Sam Brownback, who will then appoint the justice within 60 days of receiving the recommendations.
Among the remaining nominees is Anthony Powell, a Kansas Court of Appeals judge and former Sedgwick County District Court judge.
Kirby is still running for judge in Wichita. She faces Seth Rundle in the Republican primary for the Division 5 seat in the 18th Judicial District. The winner faces incumbent Greg Waller, a Democrat, in November.