Topeka The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote again on former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six's nomination to a federal appeals court.
Six's nomination to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, was on the committee's agenda Thursday. But Chairman and Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy announced it was being held over because some committee members want more discussion.
Anti-abortion groups hope to derail the nomination of Six, a Democrat, over how criminal cases involving abortion providers were handled while he was attorney general.
Kansas' two senators, Republicans Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, have announced their opposition to his confirmation.
Six was appointed attorney general in January 2008 when his predecessor resigned over a sex scandal. Six lost his race last year to keep the office.