UPDATED: Senate confirms Pickering; governor’s office criticized

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(Updated to include response from governor's office)

The Kansas Senate has confirmed Rachel Pickering for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals, making her the first Hispanic to sit on the appellate court.

The Senate unanimously confirmed her appointment despite senator's complaints that the governor's office didn't give them all the information they needed to vet the nominee.

It was the second groundbreaking court appointment for Gov. Laura Kelly, who also appointed the first woman of color to the appeals . . .

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