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Steve Six’s bid for appeals court remains in limbo

July 14, 2011

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— Former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's nomination to the federal appeals court remains in limbo.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote Thursday to advance Six's nomination to the full Senate but the vote was not held.

Six's nomination has been stalled in committee since his two Republican home state senators announced they would oppose his confirmation to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. His nomination has been opposed by anti-abortion groups.

More than two dozen state attorneys general, both Democrats and Republicans, recently signed a letter supporting his nomination.

The former federal judge he would replace on the appeals court bench, Deanell Tacha, also wrote a letter saying Six is qualified to be "a judge of great distinction" at the Denver-based court.

Comments

William Weissbeck 3 years, 5 months ago

Nice job at investigative reporting. No one is talking. Somehow I see Brownback's hand in this.

tankernav 3 years, 5 months ago

Steve Six is an exceptional individual we would be luck to have him as a Judge.

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