LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

KS Gov Selects His Top Attorney for Open Court Seat

Statehouse-NewsLawmakers will now begin the process of reviewing Governor Sam Brownback’s selection to fill an open seat in the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback chose his administration’s top attorney, Caleb Stegall, as the nominee. Brownback calls him the most qualified candidate for the job.

But the top Democrat in the Senate, Anthony Hensley of Topeka, called the selection “cronyism.” Stegall was passed over last year by a nominating commission that selected candidates for the appeals court. This nomination is the first under a new system where the governor chooses a nominee, who then must be confirmed by the state Senate. Stegall pointed to the bipartisan endorsements he received for the job, including from Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and former Democratic Kansas AG Steve Six.

Stegall previously served as Jefferson County attorney and as the general counsel for Americans for Prosperity, which advocates for small government. He also served on the board of the wildlife conservation group Audubon of Kansas. The Kansas Senate will consider the nomination during next month’s special session.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)