Deadline Approaching for Kansas Court of Appeals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A deadline is looming for attorneys and lower court judges who hope to fill a coming vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

They had until Friday to submit their applications to a statewide nominating commission. It will interview the candidates and send the names of two or three finalists to Gov. Sam Brownback.

The 13-member Court of Appeals is the state’s second-highest court.

Applications due Friday are for the seat held by Judge Christel Marquardt. She plans to retire in January after 17 years on the bench.

But the court has another vacancy because Chief Judge Richard Greene died earlier this week.

Since Brownback took office in January 2011, he’s made one appointment to the appeals court.