Supreme Court Nominating Commission to interview applicants October 17 and 18

On Thursday, October 17, and Friday, October 18, the Supreme Court Nominating Commission will interview applicants to fill the vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court created by the September 8 retirement of Justice Lee Johnson.

 Interviews will be in a meeting room on the first floor of the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Interviews will start at 9 a.m. October 17 and 8:30 a.m. October 18. Interviews are open to the public.

 The interview schedule, brief biographical statements, and interview guidelines are on the Kansas judicial branch website under the heading “What’s New.”

 The nominating commission will conduct its work in accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act, the Kansas Open Records Act, and Kansas Supreme Court Rules 1101 and 1102.

 By a majority vote, the commission can recess into closed session to discuss sensitive financial information contained in the personal financial records or official background checks of the applicants.

 Cameras and recording devices are allowed, but the commission can set reasonable rules to ensure orderly conduct.

 The public cannot ask questions or make comments during the interviews, but written comments will be accepted until Thursday, October 10. Comments can be mailed to:

Supreme Court Nominating Commission

Attn: Mikel L. Stout

301 SW 10th Ave., 1st Floor

Topeka KS 66612


Mary Shultz