TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Legal professional Common-elect has named a retired Courtroom of Appeals Decide as the brand new Solicitor Common.
Kansas Attorney General-elect Kris Kobach says on Monday, Dec. 19, that he has appointed just lately retired Kansas Courtroom of Appeals Decide Anthony J. Powell to function Solicitor Common.
“Decide Powell has earned nice respect within the Kansas authorized neighborhood. As a former choose himself, he is aware of the way to successfully defend the rights of Kansans in state and federal courts,” stated Kobach. “He will likely be a formidable litigator for the state of Kansas.”
As Solicitor Common, Kobach famous that Powell will signify Kansas in civil and felony appeals.
“I’m honored to affix our new lawyer normal’s management workforce and stay up for sustaining the identical expert professionalism from the solicitor’s workplace that I witnessed firsthand as a choose on the Kansas Courtroom of Appeals,” stated Powell. “I intend to advance sound authorized arguments to the courtroom and aggressively advocate for the individuals of Kansas as Solicitor Common.”
Kobach indicated that Powell was appointed to the Courtroom of Appeals in 2013 and retired in June. Throughout his time on the bench, he penned almost 700 opinions which included a number of necessary revealed choices in felony regulation and sentencing, household regulation, staff’ compensation, torts and tax regulation.
The AG-elect additionally stated Powell served as a Sedgwick Co. District Decide for a decade. Whereas in personal apply, he served 4 phrases within the Kansas Home of Representatives the place he was elected Majority Whip. He additionally was chair of a number of committees together with Federal and State affairs and Ethics and Elections.
Kobach famous that Powell earned his bachelor’s diploma from George Washington College and his Juris Doctorate from the Washburn College of Legislation the place he served because the affiliate editor of the Washburn Legislation Assessment.
The Kansas Solicitor Common is a place that was created in 2007.
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