TOPEKA – (November 5, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement: “Late yesterday, Senate President Susan Wagle filed with the Office of the Attorney General a complaint alleging violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) by the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission during its recent meeting that resulted in three nominees to fill the Supreme Court vacancy being forwarded to the Governor. The complainant asks that the Commission’s action be set aside because of the alleged violation. Under the KOMA, time is of the essence because the statutory deadline for a court to set aside an action expires later this week. “Because two of the three nominees are employees of the Office of the Attorney General, we...
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AG Derek Schmidt statement on KOMA complaint against Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission