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Kansas' chief justice reports to jury duty, not selected


August 10, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If a Kansas man had been convicted at trial of felony theft, one of his jurors might have been none other than the top official on the judicial panel that ultimately could have reviewed his appeal.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss reported for jury duty Tuesday with 51 other Shawnee County residents, an opinion he was drafting in his briefcase.

Nuss wasn't selected because the defendant pleaded avoided trial by pleading guilty.

Nuss said Wednesday he was prepared to be there as long as the process took, spending idle tim...

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