State pays $900,000 to judicial nominee’s law firm for defending abortion restrictions


The state has paid the law firm of Gov. Laura Kelly's appeals court nominee almost $1 million to defend limits on abortion approved by the Legislature.

The attorney general's office reported paying $924,986 since 2011 to the Thompson Warner law firm for defending Kansas in three major abortion cases brought in state court and other related litigation.

Sarah Warner, a partner in the firm who has helped defend those abortion restrictions, has been nominated by the governor to a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Her work at the firm includes representing governments facing state and . . .


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