August 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Kansas views on Stegall, Kobach, Huelskamp, Quantrill’s raid

Caleb Stegall may well turn out to be a fine appellate judge for Kansas. He is a smart and energetic lawyer, and will go into his Senate confirmation hearing with solid recommendations from the state’s legal establishment. But in nominating Stegall, his general counsel, to the state Court of Appeals, Gov. Sam Brownback advanced suspicions that judicial selection in Kansas has become based less on merit and more on political affiliations.

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