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17 lawyers, judges apply for vacant seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals

October 14, 2010


— Seventeen lawyers and judges have applied for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals, including two finalists for a previous opening.

A seat on the court will become vacant when Chief Justice Gary Rulon retires in January.

Presiding Municipal Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, of Overland Park, and Shawnee County District Judge David Bruns, of Topeka, were finalists for a previous opening. They were bypassed by Gov. Mark Parkinson in July in favor of Overland Park attorney G. Gordon Atcheson.

Kansas Labor Secretary Jim Garner also is trying for the appellate court a second time.

A statewide commission plans to interview the applicants Nov. 11 and 12. The commission will submit three finalists to Parkinson, who'll make the appointment before leaving office in January.


alfie 7 years, 5 months ago

Three Topeka lawyers and Shawnee County District Court Judge David E. Bruns are among 17 people to file for the vacant position on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Seventeen lawyers, eight of them judges, filed before Wednesday's noon deadline for the position that will be created when Chief Judge Gary W. Rulon retires on Jan. 10.

Joining Bruns among the Topekans applying were lawyers Terri L. Bezek, Randall L. Hodgkinson and Teresa L. Watson.

Bruns was one of three finalists selected for the last opening on the court.

Also applying were Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, of Overland Park; James A.D. Bartle, of Lawrence; Henry R. Cox, of Shawnee; Judge Robert J. Frederick, of Lakin; Jim D. Garner, of Lawrence; Deborah L. Hughes, of Lawrence; Judge Jeffry L. Jack, of Parsons; Donald D. Jarrett, of Leawood; Christine M.T. Ladner, of Lawrence; Judge Steven M. Roth, of St. Marys; Judge Kim R. Schroeder, of Hugoton; Judge Guy R. Steier, of Clyde; and Judge Michael E. Ward, of El Dorado.

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission will meet Nov. 11-12 to interview candidates and narrow the field to three names that will be submitted to Gov. Mark Parkinson, who will make the appointment

alfie 7 years, 5 months ago

You think it would be more newsworthy naming the local people along with all the others. I thought it was a really bad, half-ass reported news item.

bd 7 years, 5 months ago

Great just what we needed, another liberal judge!

alfie 7 years, 5 months ago

all the names are liberal, how do you know that? there has to be at least one hard nose in the bunch

bd 7 years, 5 months ago

do you really think our dem. governor will pick a conservitive???? NOT!

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