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Retention of Kansas Supreme Court Justices, Kansas Court of Appeals Judges, and Judicial District Ju

Published on 11/6/2022

How does Kansas select its Supreme Court Justices?

In 1958, Kansans voted to change the state Constitution and select Supreme Court Justices via the merit-based nomination process. An independent and nonpartisan commission reviews applicants’ background, judicial temperament, and experience, followed by public interviews. The commission narrows the pool to three names and sends them to the Governor. The Governor chooses one nominee to appoint.

Read more about the merit-based judicial selection process
Filing a Supreme Court vacancy Fact Sheet

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From Ballotpedia: Judicial Selection in Kansas

Judicial Evaluations from Johnson County Bar Association. The JCBA developed the survey in order to provide information for voters to assess the performance of district court judges, particularly those up for retention in November’s election.