Governor Sam Brownback has nominated Topeka attorney Kathryn Gardner to fill an open seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback calls her “thoughtful” and “dedicated to the rule of law.” Since 2000, Gardner has worked for U.S. District Judge Sam Crow. She says she's learned a lot about being a judge from him.
“Judge Crow has taught me how to treat all litigants fairly, to adhere to the rule of law strictly, to interpret the law wisely and to respect the Kansas and United States Constitutions greatly,” says Gardner.
If confirmed by the Kansas Senate, Gardner will replace Caleb Stegall, another Brownback appointee. The governor recently appointed Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court.