Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Kansas Defender applicant for COA
Here is a press release stating that 19 attorneys, including 6 judges, have applied for the vacant position on the Kansas Court of Appeals. As you can see, Randall Hodgkinson, co-author of this blog (and gifted appellate advocate), is an applicant. The position opened up when the Honorable Nancy Moritz Caplinger was appointed to the Supreme Court.
The nominating commission will interview the candidates February 17-18. Members of the public are encouraged to comment on the qualification of any of the applicants by writing to Anne E. Burke, c/o Carol G. Green, Clerk of the Appellate courts, 301 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. All written comments will be distributed to the full Commission for its review.
[Update: here is the short list forwarded to the governor. It does not include Randall.]
[Further update: here is a Topeka-Capital Journal article reporting that the governor appointed District Judge David Bruns].