Finalists for Kansas Supreme Court all women for 1st time
October 8, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly is set to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court from the first all-female group of finalists in state history, though the state's most influential anti-abortion group is publicly opposing one of the candidates.
The Democratic governor has until Dec. 5 to choose one of the three finalists named by the state's nominating commission earlier this week. They are state Court of Appeals Judge Melissa Taylor Standridge, Washington County District Judge Kim Cudney and Kristen Wheeler, a Wichita attorney who is a clerk for a federal judge.
It will be Kelly'...