UPDATED: Senate rejects judicial nominee, clears path for governor’s new appointment


(Updated to reflect more details of the Senate's deliberations)

The Kansas Senate on Tuesday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's controversial appeals court nominee, clearing the way for her to make a new appointment to the bench.

Following through on the orders of the Kansas Supreme Court, the Senate voted 38-0 to reject Judge Jeffry Jack's nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The action allows Kelly to move ahead with a new nomination, Lawrence attorney Sarah Warner.

A confirmation hearing for Warner is set for May 28. The Senate will vote on the confirmation on May 29 . . .


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