Federal public defender Carl Folsom III is back as a finalist for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals after the Senate torpedoed his nomination last month.
A special panel created by the governor to screen appeals court candidates recommended Folsom, Wichita attorney Lesley A. Isherwood and Fairway judicial law clerk Russell Keller to replace Judge Steve Leben.
Gov. Laura Kelly will nominate a candidate by the end of August.
The Senate refused to confirm Folsom last month largely because his background was too narrowly focused on . . .