Judge Peterson to Sit with KS Supreme Court

Joe Denoyer - October 20, 2020 4:01 pm

TOPEKA—Thirteen district judges from across the state will join the Kansas Supreme Court to hear and help decide cases on the court’s October 26–30, 2020, docket that will take place virtually.

Judges will fill a vacancy on the bench created by Justice Carol Beier’s retirement. Several judges also will serve in place of justices recused in hearing some cases.

“The Supreme Court looks forward to these district court judges hearing cases with us. They will read the case materials, prepare for oral argument, and deliberate with the court on its decisions,” said Chief Justice Marla Luckert. “We thank them for helping us, especially because we know they already have significant caseloads in their district courts to handle.”

All cases will be heard by videoconference and livestreamed on the Supreme Court YouTube channel.

Included in the Court will be Judge Clint Peterson.

District Judge Clinton Peterson of the 26th Judicial District will hear oral arguments in one case at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 29:

Appeal No. 121,075: State of Kansas v. Michael L. Phillips

“I am honored to be given an opportunity to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court,” Peterson said.

Peterson was elected judge in 2008 and oversees the criminal docket in the 26th Judicial District. He was in private practice and served as a prosecutor in the Seward County Attorney’s Office. He graduated from Washburn University School of Law.

The 26th Judicial District is composed of Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens counties.


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