Law professor planning to leave University to serve as U.S. Attorney for Kansas

"Stephen McAllister will take a leave of absence if confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney for Kansas, however, he said he plans on returning to the University at the end of his term.

McAllister, a distinguished professor at the University’s law school, was nominated to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas by President Donald Trump on Sept. 8.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, McAllister will begin his four-year term as U.S. Attorney for Kansas. McAllister would replace Tom Beall as the chief federal law enforcement officer in Kansas."

Trump nominates KU law professor for U.S. attorney in Kansas

"President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has nominated University of Kansas law professor Stephen McAllister to be the top federal prosecutor in the state of Kansas.

McAllister, who teaches constitutional law at the University of Kansas, has for several years served as solicitor general for the Kansas Attorney General's office, representing the state in appeals before the Kansas Supreme Court."

University of Kansas Law Professor Nominated For Federal Position

President Donald Trump has nominated a University of Kansas law professor to the state’s top federal law enforcement post. If confirmed by the Senate, Stephen McAllister will become U.S. attorney for Kansas. He is now the state’s solicitor general representing Kansas in appellate cases. U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran of Kansas made the announcement Friday. Moran said in a statement that McAllister’s “bright legal mind and his litigation experience” qualify him for this role. 

Trump appoints former KU dean as U.S. attorney

President Trump has tapped Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister to serve as U.S. attorney for Kansas, officials said Friday.

McAllister has been the point man for the state’s defense in the ongoing school finance litigation before the Kansas Supreme Court and is a former dean of the University of Kansas Law School.

McAllister will have to go before the Senate for confirmation, where he’ll enjoy strong support from both of Kansas’ senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

Trump picks state solicitor general, KU law professor for U.S. attorney for Kansas

President Donald Trump has tapped Kansas’ solicitor general to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor and former dean, has served as the state’s solicitor general since 2007. During that time, he has represented the state in an ongoing case concerning the adequacy of Kansas school funding and successfully argued death penalty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justices appear skeptical of Kansas school finance plan

"Kansas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical that state lawmakers did enough this year to provide adequate funding for public schools.

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Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor, answered that the amount of money in the new formula was based on a statistical model showing that districts spending that amount of money tend to perform better on reading and math tests than would be expected, given their demographic makeup."

School finance plaintiffs ask court to strike ‘misleading, unsupported statements’ from state’s brief

"Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the long-running school finance case accused the state's attorneys of making misleading and unsupported statements in briefs filed last week with the Kansas Supreme Court, and they are asking the court to strike those comments from the record.

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