Kansas judicial nominee quizzed about sentence recommendation, affirmative action


Republican U.S. senators pressed federal appeals court nominee Rich Federico of Kansas about a sentence he recommended as a public defender in a child pornography case and his views about affirmative action.

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Federico came under tough questioning from U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and John Kennedy of Louisiana who voiced some concerns about the nominee.

President Joe Biden nominated Federico for a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court . . .


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