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Kansas Supreme Court
Location Topeka, Kansas
Composition method Missouri plan with retention elections
Authorized by Kansas Constitution
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of the United States
Judge term length 6 years
Number of positions 7
Website Official website
Chief Justice
Currently Lawton Nuss
Since August 1, 2010
Lead position ends January 8, 2023

The Kansas Supreme Court is the most powerful court in the state of Kansas. It has seven justices. It is led by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, the court supervises the legal profession, administers the judicial branch, and serves as the state court of last resort in the appeals process.


After the Kansas–Nebraska Act passed in 1854, President Franklin Pierce chose Samuel Dexter LeCompte as the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory.

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