Senators quiz court nominee on drug positions


Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Court of Appeals on Tuesday deflected suggestions that he advocated for legalizing marijuana and that no drug convictions should  carry a prison sentence.

Republican Sen. Julia Lynn raised the issue during the confirmation hearing Tuesday for federal public defender Carl Folsom III before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate is expected to act on the nomination at this week's special session.

Lynn said she understood that Folsom had said he supported legalizing marijuana and that drug offenders should not be . . .


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