Couture-Lovelady Praises Brownback’s Judicial Reform

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2019 into law Wednesday during a signing ceremony at the Kansas Capitol.  The new law reforms how judges for the Kansas Court of Appeals are appointed.   110th State Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady praised the Action on his facebook page. Click on the photo to get a closer look.

Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 7.33.06 PMCurrently, Appeals Court judges are nominated by the Supreme Court Nominating Commission which is made five members elected by the Kansas Bar,  and four members appointed by the governor.

HB 2019 allows the governor to appoint a qualified person to fill any vacancy of the Appeals Court who is subject to approval by the Kansas Senate.  Known as the federal process, this procedure is similar to how justices for the United States Supreme Court are appointed.

  • Beth

    Is Rep. Lovelady-Couture a former or current Brownback employee? It sure is hard to tell. How does making the judges political appointees give Kansans “a greater voice?”

  • dan

    It is alarming that anyone would support anything this governor does. Please remove your lips from Sam’s backside. Sad and pathetic.

    • dan

      Nothing more democratic than putting the wolf in charge of the hen house! :)

  • Jr.

    We voted in a yes man.