The Wichita Eagle reports that the issue came up Saturday during a Legislative retreat in Topeka.
University of Kansas law professor Stephen Ware says Kansas' judicial selection system is unusual and "undemocratic" in how it selects its nominating commission.
The governor selects four members of the commission, and members of the Kansas Bar Association elect another five members. Ware says Kansas is alone in giving the Bar control of the majority of the commission.
Ware says he favors eliminating the commission and having the governor select judges with confirmation votes by the Senate.
Conservatives favor the idea. But Democrats and some moderate Republicans say that would give the governor too much power.