Former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's bid for a seat on a federal appeals court has been put off for a week.
The U.S. Senate judiciary committee on Thursday delayed the vote on his nomination to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals until next Thursday.
Committee spokeswoman Erica Chabot says the delay was requested by the ranking Republican on the committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Grassley had grilled Six during his hearing last month and later in written questions over old abortion-related cases in Kansas.
Six is a former state judge who began his law career nearly two decades ago as a clerk at the Denver-based federal appeals court. He left office in January after losing his bid to retain the attorney general's post.