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Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone to sit with Kansas Supreme Court in December

November 29, 2010


Judge Michael Malone reads through notes on a case Friday, April 30, 2010.

Judge Michael Malone reads through notes on a case Friday, April 30, 2010.

Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone will sit with the Kansas Supreme Court in December to hear appeals in four cases.

The state Supreme Court has appointed Malone, a former Douglas County district attorney and judge since 1982, to fill in for Chief Justice Robert E. Davis, who died Aug. 4.

On Dec. 10, Malone will sit with the justices and hear oral arguments in three criminal cases, including two murder cases and a sex crimes case, plus an eminent domain proceeding. Malone will then participate in deliberations and drafting of the opinions in the cases. It will be his fourth assignment to sit with the court.

Robert Fairchild, Douglas County’s chief judge, sat with the court in the same fashion on a case in November.

Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Nancy Caplinger of Topeka to replace Davis permanently on the court. No date has been set for the appointment to take effect, said Ron Keefover, a judicial branch spokesman.


sandrat83 7 years, 6 months ago

Judge malone is a very good man. The only judge who Would stop to help a person in need. Good for you mike You are the most fair and best judge in the state.

rtwngr 7 years, 5 months ago

A well deserving individual. Proud to say I know him.

Audrey Nagy 7 years, 5 months ago

I don't know Judge Malone personally, but he is responsible for one of my prouder moments as a parent. About 25 years ago my husband appeared in his court after a spell of unlawful behavior. I attended the hearing with our 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son. After the hearing, as we were leaving the courtroom, Judge Malone called us back into the courtroom and in front of the entire court complimented us on the good behavior of our children during the hearing. I was so proud and touched to have my two children, who are so dear to my heart, publicly complimented by a Judge. And I found Judge Malone to be more than fair to my husband, holding him accountable for his wrongs without persecuting him. Thank you Judge Malone. I wish there were more like you in the world.

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