Sound Off: Was the federal appeals court seat that Steve Six was nominated for ever filled?
According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals seat remains vacant after Judge Deanell Tacha, a Lawrence resident and current dean of Pepperdine law school, took senior status. There currently is no nominee listed for the seat. Kansas U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran in 2011 declined to support Six’s nomination to the court, and in September 2011, Six — a Lawrence resident and former Kansas attorney general and Douglas County judge — joined the Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm in Kansas City, Mo., as a partner.