www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Sedgwick County Zoo's new elephant exhibit will be first to feature boat rides -9/27/2014, 6:54 PM

Great weather, new venue for Komen Race for the Cure in Wichita -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

Garden City preparing for flu season -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

Garden City native, Grooms to perform at Chiefs game -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

Future of sheltered workshops is changing -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

Festival benefits kids with cancer -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

Drone offers birdseye view of GCHS home football games -9/27/2014, 5:50 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Gov. nominates top lawyer for Kansas appeals court

Published on -8/20/2013, 10:12 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has nominated his chief counsel for the state Court of Appeals.

Brownback announced the nomination of Caleb Stegall Tuesday. The Senate must confirm the nomination. It will convene for a special legislative session Sept. 3.

Stegall is best known for defending American missionaries who were detained in Haiti after trying to remove 33 children they mistakenly believed had been orphaned in the country's 2010 earthquake.

His nomination to the state's second-highest court is likely to draw criticism from the governor's opponents, especially as it is Brownback's first appointment to a judgeship without screening by lawyers.

Brownback's office released endorsement letters from a bipartisan group of lawyers, including former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, a Democrat who faced Stegall in abortion-related litigation.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News
AP Nation-World News

View this site in another language.