Stegall’s confirmation vote could have waited

So the Legislature’s special session didn’t further the Kansas Court of Appeals’ work after all. That’s disappointing. Playing its new role in judicial selection, the Kansas Senate was supposed to vote on whether to confirm Caleb Stegall’s nomination to the new 14th seat on the court when the new session begins in January. But the special session earlier this month meant the Senate was legally required to consider the nomination then. Then Kansans learned Wednesday that budgetary and remodeling issues will delay Stegall’s swearing-in until Jan. 3 anyway.