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U.S. Senate committee stalls vote on former Kansas AG Steve Six’s nomination to federal appeals court

June 10, 2011

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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.

Comments

William Weissbeck 3 years, 10 months ago

We will see how this plays out, but if Six is blocked or never comes to a vote, I hope reasonable Kansans (I'm still hoping there is still a majority still living and voting in Kansas) see the dark hand of the GOP and the two Kansas Senators. Sen. Grassley is unlikely to be doing this on his own. The fact that Moran and Roberts have been silent is very telling.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Steven Six was a willing accomplice to Sebelius in her extreme left-wing attempts to cover for George Tiller and the charges that were brought against him for violation of the Kansas abortion statutes. Six deserves to be defeated and sent back to Kansas he is no objective judge for our communities!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 10 months ago

One of yours took out Tiller. Will there be another foot soldier be sent to take out Six if he gets confirmed?

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

what kind of a comment is this? Accuse your idealogical opponents of being for murder just because some demented socio-path killed someone. The overwhelming opinion among pro-life citizens is that violence is wrong and that we should work within the law. That is certainly my opinion and the opinion of the vast pro-life majority in the Kansas Legislature that passed the various pro-life laws. If you have an argument with my opinions that is fine but don't try to destroy my arguments by lumping myself and other pro-life citizens with those who commit unspeakable acts of violence. We are PRO-LIFE.--it has a meaning-- respect life.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Just like Six was a puppet for Sebelius--send him back to Kansas--let them deal with him. No court appointment for this political hack...

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Do you read anything in the story that suggests Moran used a hold on Six? I didn't see that part.

WilburM 3 years, 10 months ago

By any measure, Steve Six is well qualified. this should be a no-brainer. but in today's Senate, nothing is simple, in that everything plays into partisan politics. Any senator could have put a hold on this.. But Moran and Roberts should do the right thing by forcefully announcing their support for Six.

As for Sam, he often announced his holds on judicial nominees, hoping to curry favor with the far right social conservatives.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 10 months ago

Yea, Six has a long record of extremism (rolling of eyes.)

ilovelucy 3 years, 10 months ago

Once again, abortion shouldn't even come in as an issue. Like religion does not belong in politics. SIGH

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Sadly the left has made abortion an issue forever--as long as the issue is federalized by decisions like Roe V. Wade-- if the States are free to regulate as before there would be no need to bring the issue up! Six is an pro-abortionist first and a judge second as evidenced by his covering up for George Tiller and carrying water for Sebelius while she was still our extremist liberal governor. Remember how she honored the late-term abortionist in the governors mansion? She was totally anti-traditional values and against keeping this child murderer under control using the existing law. She flouted the law which created the environment for violence--shame on Six and Sebelius-- just remember that some of us have not forgotten!

WHY 3 years, 10 months ago

Well the issue is "federalized" if you mean constitutionally protected, even after the right stacked the court. Now you blame a state judge who is bound by a higher court for following the law.

jafs 3 years, 10 months ago

I don't believe you - if states were free to make their own policies, you'd be fine if other states allowed abortion? I strongly suspect you want it to be illegal in all states, not just KS.

Many issues have been "federalized" when the SC decides that basic constitutional rights are involved - that's exactly what they're supposed to do. States used to deny inter-racial couples the ability to marry, before Loving vs. Virginia, for example.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

This entire debate should remain in the legislatures just as it was prior to Roe. Personally I support life-affirming laws but I am willing to have the issue debated and I do believe it should be decided by the citizens of each State. As hearts are changed and education about what the dismemberment of a child actually is we will see the laws reflect a conservative approach on the issue of abortion.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 10 months ago

Steve Six is a very qualified judge and should be immediately confirmed. But the Republican Terrorist Party cannot lose anymore ground, you know, Obama must be stopped and Palin must be elected. These doctrinaire jerks have no other plan, just Destroy Obama.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Terrorist--what kind of a charge is this-- bring you evidence to the table. The terrorism is what the left has done to the U.S.Constitution. A total twisting of the words of our founder to allow such things as partial-birth abortion the dismemberment of the unborn. The left is the side that has created an environment for violence by resisting the poltical process and the will of the majority.

jafs 3 years, 10 months ago

Again, the "will of the majority" is not the only force that is supposed to operate in our society - this is a very common misunderstanding of our system.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

On this issue (of abortion) the will of the majority should apply in my view.

somebodynew 3 years, 10 months ago

Well you show me yours and I'll show you mine - - evidence that is that Six overlooked or ignore any LAWS (not just your beliefs) in the time he was AG.

I don't believe as you do, BUT I won't name call or accuse you of doing wrong since I don't know you. Plenty on your side have and still do and claim "rightness" on their part. (Kind of sounds like the same words I hear elsewhere.....)

And just WHO said your beliefs are the "will of the majority"??? Did I miss a vote somewhere????

Justice2011 3 years, 10 months ago

What about Barry Grissom as the new Judge? Break-- He knows how to do it? He is a great USA!

U. S. Attorney for the District of Kansas. “Barry Grissom has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout his career, and I am honored to nominate him to serve the people of Kansas as U.S. Attorney,” said President Obama. Barry R. Grissom: Nominee for United States Attorney, District of Kansas Barry R. Grissom is the sole practitioner at the Law Office of Barry R. Grissom. In private practice since 1983, he is an experienced civil litigator, specializing in employment discrimination. Grissom earned his B.S. degree from the University of Kansas in 1977 and his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1981.

Justice2011 3 years, 10 months ago

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