Gov. Brownback's Selection Of Stegall Stirs Debate Over Judge Selection Process

Sep 16, 2014

The Kansas Supreme Court in the original Courtroom in the State Capitol.

A recent change in Kansas law has re-ignited the debate on how judges are selected to the bench. In this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske examines the methods for seating judges, and who should hold the final say in how they are chosen.


  • Stephen Ware is a Professor of Law at the University of Kansas.
  • Matthew Menendez is counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.