Anthony Hensley en Gov.'s Office Denies Intentional Swearing In Delay <p>Gov. Sam Brownback's chief spokesperson, Eileen Hawley, denied Tuesday&nbsp;<a href="">the suggestion by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley</a> that the swearing in of Brownback's chief counsel to the Court of Appeals is being delayed for political reasons.<br><br>Hensley questioned having Caleb Stegall take his seat on the Court of Appeals on January 3. The Senate confirmed Stegall's appointment September 4.<br> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:17:47 +0000 Associated Press 23939 at Hensley: Appeals Swearing In Timed To Avoid Vote <p>The Kansas Senate's top Democrat says he worries the swearing in of Gov. Sam Brownback's chief counsel as a state appeals judge is being deliberately delayed until next year.<br><br>Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley is concerned the delay is to prevent a November 2014 vote on whether appointee Caleb Stegall stays on the bench.<br><br>The GOP-dominated Senate confirmed Stegall's appointment September 4. Stegall isn't being sworn in until January 3.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:07:43 +0000 Associated Press 23880 at Top Dem, Kan. Gov.'s Staff Spar Over Court Choice <p>Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall has submitted more than 300 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback.<br><br>Stegall currently serves as Brownback's chief counsel.<br><br>He also submitted dozens of pages of magazine articles and online columns he has written, including book reviews and commentaries that hint at his conservative politics.<br><br>Brownback nominated Stegall last week to fill a new seat on the state's second-highest court; his appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate.<br> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:22:00 +0000 Associated Press 22642 at Call For Special Legislative Session Draws Support And Questions <p>In 2005, 17-year-old Robert Haberlein and two other people entered a Dollar General store in Bonner Springs. It was late in the day and only one person, 44-year-old Robin Bell, was working in the store. The three overpowered Bell and took her into the back of the store, forcing her to open the safe. They beat her before shooting and killing her.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:16:01 +0000 Stephen Koranda 21690 at Call For Special Legislative Session Draws Support And Questions Brownback Won't Set Date To Unveil Judicial Nominee <p>Gov. Sam Brownback won't set a date for nominating a candidate for an open seat in the state's appeals court system.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:54:45 +0000 Stephen Koranda 21503 at Brownback Won't Set Date To Unveil Judicial Nominee