Governor Kathleen Sebelius today named Overland Park Attorney and Democrat-donor Dan Biles to the vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court caused by Chief Justice Kay McFarland’s mandatory retirement. We predicted that she would choose Biles last month. Of the three nominees, Biles was the most controversial, given his involvement in a number of high profile cases.
We will have more coverage later today.
Justice Biles is expected to formally take office next month. He will be up for a retention election in November 2010.
Click here for a link to our coverage of Dan Biles at the time he applied for the position.
Kansas Liberty covers the Biles appointment here.
Kansas Defenders covers it here.