Kansans for Life applauds U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran for their actions causing the Senate Judiciary to halt further consideration of former Kansas AG Steve Six for the 10th circuit appeals court.
Both pro-life Senators sent a letter Monday asking that the judiciary committee not process Six’s nomination and the Democrat committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, announced this morning that the committee would not proceed with Six today. (More details are in this AP story.)
This looks like a dead end for Six but it is not technically over until President Obama withdraws the nomination.
Kansans for Life’s well-documented opposition to Six includes his actions to gag a judge, keep state reports unaccessible, and refuse redacted medical files to a Wichita grand jury (see here and here and here).
Six acted in a highly partisan and indefensible way to inhibit abortion business prosecutions and continue with the pro-abortion actions of his predecessor, Paul Morrison.
An endorsement letter of Six from retiring 10th Circuit judge Tacha seemed to promise that Six would act impartially when he wasn’t “required to factor in policy calls that are required in the executive branch.” That was a tacit admission that, as Attorney General, Six had bowed to the abortion protection demands of then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.