Letter to the editor: Thanks from court
To the editor:
My colleagues on the Kansas Supreme Court and I wish to thank the people of Lawrence and the University of Kansas for hosting us for our special session April 1. So many people went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
We appreciate the Monday luncheon hosted by the Douglas County Bar Association. Later that afternoon we also enjoyed interacting with about 900 students at six area schools and were impressed with their level of interest and knowledge.
We were especially pleased with turnout for our hearings that night. It is estimated that 800 people came to the Lied Center to watch the oral arguments in person, setting a new record for attendance at our evening sessions.
Perhaps the most gratifying part of our trip was meeting so many people from Douglas County and nearby areas at the reception after the hearings concluded. It was our pleasure to personally shake your hands, visit with you, and thank you for being there to help us make history.
We have visited other cities over the last eight years in our effort to help our fellow Kansans see even more of the judicial branch of our government. Our welcome in Lawrence and the Lied Center was enthusiastic and genuinely warm. We thank you.
Lawton R. Nuss,
Chief Justice of Kansas