Supreme Court Applicant: Thomas E. Malone

This post originally appeared at The Kansas Progress, before this blog went live.

Thomas Malone (Washburn, 1979) is a member of the Kansas Court of Appeals, to which position he was appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2003. Previously he was a district judge in the 18th Judicial District (Sedgwick County). He was elected to that position in 1990. His workload then was mainly as a trial judge. He has also been active within the Kansas Bar Association and Kansas Judicial Council.

This is his second attempt to gain a place on the Supreme Court – in 2006 he was one of three proposed by the Nominating Commission for the position ultimately filled by Justice Lee Johnson. Malone has actually sat on the Supreme Court under the substitution rules where for a given case a vacancy or recused justice’s place may be filled by another judge.

Publicly available campaign finance records show no political contributions by Judge Malone, either at the State or Federal levels.

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