TOPEKA | Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed a Kansas City-area attorney to the state Court of Appeals, choosing him over two lower-court judges.
Parkinson announced today that G. Gordon Atcheson of Overland Park would replace the late Judge Jerry Elliott on the 13-member appellate court. Elliott died in April.
A state commission also had nominated Shawnee County District Judge David Bruns of Topeka and presiding Municipal Judge Karen Arnold-Burger of Overland Park.
Parkinson noted in a statement that Atcheson has spent nearly 30 years practicing law and has argued cases before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
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