Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will select a
nominee who is fair and "very smart" to fill a vacancy on the
Kansas Supreme Court.
Parkinson says Wednesday that he doesn't know any of the three
names sent to him but intends to gather information and conduct
personal interviews. He expects to make the decision when he has
all the facts. The legal deadline is Nov. 27.
The vacancy was created by the Aug. 3 retirement of Chief
Justice Robert Davis, who died the next day.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced it narrowed 13
applicants to state Court of Appeals Judges Nancy Caplinger and Tom
Malone and Lyon County District Judge Merlin Wheeler.