"Kansans vote to retain justices Lee Johnson, Eric Rosen," is by Tim Potter of the Wichita Eagle.
Two Kansas Supreme Court justices facing a vote in Tuesday’s election on whether they should be retained held on in statewide election results, although Sedgwick County voters wanted to oust them.
Justices Lee Johnson, 67, of Caldwell and Eric Rosen, 61, of Topeka faced opposition over the court’s decision in a Wichita quadruple homicide.
Members of the Kansas Supreme Court face a vote every six years on whether they should be retained. Of the seven justices on the Supreme Court, Johnson and Rosen were the only two standing for retention votes this year.
Since the state adopted merit selection in 1958, apparently there has never been a Kansas Supreme Court justice not retained by voters.