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Kansas Governor Nominates Lawrence Attorney as Appeals Court Judge Amid Lawsuit

Kansas’ governor nominated a new judge Tuesday to the state’s second-highest court, despite a lawsuit over whether she has the authority to fill the vacancy after withdrawing her first nominee over his past political tweets.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she is submitting Lawrence attorney Sarah Warner’s name to the Republican-controlled state Senate for a Kansas Court of Appeals seat. However, the Senate’s top GOP leader said the chamber would not consider the nomination until the legal dispute over it is resolved by the state Supreme Court.

Sarah is the outgoing president of the Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees.

Mary Shultz