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Monday, September 1, 2014

New Kansas Supreme Court Justice

Gov.Sam Brownback appointed Caleb Stegall.  He earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1999 and according to the KC Star ranked third in a class of 187.  He served as the elected county attorney in Jefferson County from 2009 to 2011.   He then was Gov. Brownback's chief counsel before being appointed a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

According to KCUR-FM, Kansas City
Michael Smith an Associate Professor of Political Science at Emporia State University says Stegall is an interesting choice.
“He’s a conservative intellectual,” says Smith.

For more on Caleb Stegall, see here

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article1323768.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article1323768.html#storylink=cpy

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