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Commission taking Kansas Supreme Court applications

August 16, 2010

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— A Kansas commission is taking applications until Sept. 1 from lawyers and judges who hope to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

The vacancy was created by the Aug. 3 retirement of Chief Justice Robert Davis, who died the next day.

Davis' retirement elevated Lawton Nuss, the next senior justice, to chief justice. But Gov. Mark Parkinson appoint a new justice to fill the open position on the seven-member court.

The Supreme Court Nominating Committee is accepting applications until noon on Sept. 1. The papers must be filed in person with the state appellate courts' office in Topeka.

The commission will interview the applicants and narrow the field to three finalists for Parkinson to consider.

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