The following is from the Kansas Judiciary:
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals that was created by the October 7, 2012, death of Richard D. Greene, chief judge of that court.
The Nominating Commission set noon, Wednesday, November 14, 2012, as the deadline to apply for the vacancy. No date for interviews has been set. The applicant names and interview schedule will be posted on the court website when it is available. The interviews will be open to the public.
Nomination forms are available online at www.kscourts.org under "What's New" or from the office of the Clerk of Appellate Courts.
Chief Judge Greene died at a Cleveland, OH, hospital from complications arising from a heart condition. He was born in Hermann, Missouri, on January 9, 1950. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972, and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University-Dallas in 1975. Upon graduation he practiced law with the firm Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy for 28 years. Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to the Court of Appeals in June of 2003. Greene was appointed Chief Judge by the Supreme Court effective January 10, 2011.
Members of the Nominating Commission include Anne Burke, chairman, Overland Park; and Kerry E. McQueen, Liberal; Dr. Janet A. Juhnke, Salina; Natalie G. Haag and Felita R. Kahrs, both of Topeka; Matthew D. Keenan, Leawood; Robert Hayworth, Stillwell; Jay F. Fowler, and Paul F. Babich, both of Wichita.