Pool of Kansas Supreme Court applicants shrinks

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita attorney has withdrawn her application for the Kansas Supreme Court because she’s running for the Republican nomination for a Sedgwick County District Court judgeship.

Linda Kirby said Monday she didn’t want to leave Republicans without a candidate if she wins Tuesday’s primary election against Seth Rundle of Wichita. The winner will face Democrat and incumbent Judge Gregory Waller.

Kirby was one of 14 judges and attorneys to apply for the vacancy created by the departure of former Justice Nancy Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kirby said that when she applied for the Supreme Court, she didn’t know when a judicial nominating commission would pick finalists. The panel plans to do so Tuesday after interviewing the 13 other candidates.

 

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