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Lawmaker Seeks Fall Hearing on Court Nominee



     TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he hopes to have a hearing this fall on Gov. Sam Brownback's next nominee to the state Court of Appeals.
     Chairman Jeff King said Wednesday he's hoping to have a full-day meeting in October or November.  He says senators will take the job of vetting the nominee seriously.
     Brownback will fill a new seat on the Court of Appeals under a new system in which the governor appoints the judge, subject to Senate confirmation. Previously, a nominating commission screened applicants and named three finalists. Legislators had no role after the governor's appointment.
     Under a law taking effect this month, the Senate will have 20 days after the Legislature reconvenes in January to act.  Brownback must nominate a judge by Aug. 29.

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07/17/2013 10:24PM
Lawmaker Seeks Fall Hearing on Court Nominee
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