Kansas nominee for federal bench draws national opposition


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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