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Chief Justice Lawton Nuss Announces Retirement

Posted By Joseph N. Molina III, Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In a somewhat surprising announcement, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss revealed his intent to retire from the Kanas Supreme Court on December 17, 2019. Chief Justice Nuss has served on the Court for 17 years, the last nine as Chief Justice.

 

Chief Justice Nuss stated “"I consider my service on the Supreme Court to be the greatest privilege of my 37-year legal career. It has given me the honor of working with the nearly two thousand dedicated people―judges and employees alike―of the judicial branch of government. I am extremely proud of what all these good folks have accomplished for their fellow Kansans."

 

Chief Justice Nuss is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He plans to continue working on projects aimed at assisting veterans.

 

Justice Marla Luckert, the next most senior member of the Supreme Court, will take over as Chief upon Chief Justice Nuss’s retirement.

 

Chief Justice Nuss stated “"I consider my service on the Supreme Court to be the greatest privilege of my 37-year legal career. It has given me the honor of working with the nearly two thousand dedicated people―judges and employees alike―of the judicial branch of government. I am extremely proud of what all these good folks have accomplished for their fellow Kansans."

 

Chief Justice Nuss is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He plans to continue working on projects aimed at assisting veterans.

 

Justice Marla Luckert, the next most senior member of the Supreme Court, will take over as Chief upon Chief Justice Nuss’s retirement.

 

The justice who is senior in continuous term of service shall be chief justice, and in case two or more have continuously served during the same period the senior in age of these shall be chief justice”. Kansas Constitution, Article 3, Section 2.

 

You can read Chief Justice Nuss’s letter to Governor Kelly here - http://kscourts.org/Kansas-Courts/General-Information/2019-News-Releases/072619add.pdf

Tags:  Author: Joseph N. Molina III  Chief Justice Nuss  Chief Justice retirement  Kansas Constitution Article 3 Section 2  Lawton J. Nuss 

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Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Joe, why was this a "somewhat surprising announcement" ?
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