Kansas Supreme Court wrestles with censuring former judge

Kansas Supreme Court (KSN photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is wrestling with whether it should censure a former Wichita-area judge over allegations that he was not candid in answering questions about earlier accusations of improper behavior.

An attorney for former Sedgwick County District Judge Timothy Henderson said Monday in arguments before the Supreme Court that the latest case against Henderson is moot.

Henderson lost his Republican primary race for re-election in August and resigned, effective Sunday.

The high court suspended Henderson for three months without pay in 2015 after a disciplinary panel found he had sexually harassed female attorneys and staff by repeatedly making offensive remarks.

Disciplinary Examiner Todd Thompson told the Supreme Court that while it no longer can suspend Henderson, it should censure him to help maintain public confidence in the courts.

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