Archive for Monday, October 16, 2006

Local judge, attorney apply for high court

October 16, 2006


— Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild and Lawrence attorney Martha Coffman have applied for the position on the Kansas Supreme Court being vacated by Justice Donald Allegrucci.

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission will review the applicants of 14 people and conduct interviews Nov. 6-7.

The commission will then submit the names of three on a list for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to select one.

Allegrucci's retirement is effective Jan. 8.

Fairchild is the chief judge for the Douglas County District Court.

Both he and Coffman were in 2005 among the three finalists for the last vacancy on the state Supreme Court, which was filled by Eric Rosen of Topeka.

In addition to Fairchild and Coffman, the list of applicants includes: William Biles of Shawnee; Glenn Braun of Hays; Katherine Carter of Jameston; Henry Cox of Shawnee; Richard Hathaway of Tecumseh; Judge Stephen Hill of Topeka; Judge Lee Johnson of Topeka; Judge Steve Leben of Fairway; Judge Thomas Malone of Topeka; Timothy Moore of Wichita; John Parisi of Leawood; and Judge Gregory Waller of Wichita.


Baille 11 years, 6 months ago

Just laying the knee-jerk right out there, huh?

Guess it beats actually educating oneself on the judge's record. Kind of hard to figure it all out anyway.

And frankly that is how I feel about all the incumbents this year. Worthless bunch of politicians the lot of them. Do I need to know anything more than that Ryun got a sweetheart deal on his house in D.C. and has done squat on a dman thing that matters? Do I need to more about Kline or is it enough that he is a verified bonehead? Nah. Guess not.

trinity 11 years, 6 months ago

"I'm voting against retention of any judge that Bilious Sebelius picks, anyway."

Yeah, dagnabit!

holy smoly. that's the line of thought that keeps kansas politics in the chaotic state it's in! there are at least a couple of those names listed that are wonderful, thoughtful, and good people who'd serve our state well.

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