Reports on Kansas Judges to be Online Aug. 29

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Starting Aug. 29, Kansans will be able to read evaluations of some of their judges online.

It's part of an effort by a state commission to give voters information about appellate court judges and district court judges whose names are on the ballot in the fall.

Members of the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and many district judges are appointed. Later, voters decide whether they'll be retained on the bench.

Two years ago, the Legislature created the Commission on Judicial
Performance to oversee reviews of those judges' performances.

Commission spokesman Michael Grimaldi said Monday that while informing voters is one goal, the commission believes the evaluations will improve the judiciary.

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