Kansas nominee for federal bench draws national opposition

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The nation's eyes have been riveted on the U.S. Senate's efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before the election.

But there's another judicial nomination — one with a distinct Kansas connection — that is engendering its share of controversy, although not on the same scale as Barrett.

Solicitor General Toby Crouse — the state's top appellate lawyer for Attorney General Derek Schmidt — is running into opposition from liberal groups as he seeks a seat on the district court bench.

He's been criticized for work defending Kris Kobach's proof-of-citizenship law and . . .

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