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Kansas Supreme Court chief justice to take leave to address health issues

January 29, 2010

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— The Kansas Supreme Court says Chief Justice Robert Davis will be out of the office for several weeks to deal with medical issues.

Court spokesman Ron Keefover declined Friday to discuss details of Davis’ condition, citing privacy concerns. Keefover also said there’s no firm date yet for Davis’ return.

Keefover said the court will keep the 70-year-old chief justice informed of administrative matters. His workload will be distributed among the court’s other six justices.

Justice Lawton Nuss, the next most senior justice, will serve as the court leader in Davis’ absence.

Davis was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-Gov. Joan Finney.

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