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GOP leader seeks to bar Kansas governor from naming judge


April 12, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate's top Republican is trying to bar Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly from filling a vacancy on the state's second-highest court after Kelly was forced to withdraw her first choice because of political posts on his Twitter feed.

Senate President Susan Wagle sent a letter Friday to state Attorney General Derek Schmidt, also a Republican, asking him to sue to block Kelly from submitting another state Court of Appeals nominee to the Senate for confirmation. Wagle wants any appointment postponed until a lawsuit is resolved, which could take months.

Kelly was forc...

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