The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding today’s retirement announcement of Chief Justice Lawton Nuss:

“From his beginnings as a Marine and then a young lawyer in Salina, to serving on our state’s highest court for the last 17 years and leading the entire judicial branch as Chief Justice for the last nine, Lawton Nuss has put his exceptional talents to work for the people of Kansas. As a Marine, a lawyer, a jurist, and a Kansan, Chief Justice Nuss has taken challenges head on and never shied from struggle or duty. He’s been in the arena, doing difficult work on behalf of Kansans. And he has done it well. I wish him the best in his well-earned retirement and hope he enjoys spending more time with his wife, Barbara, and their children and grandchildren.”