Nancy Moritz http://kmuw.org en U.S. Senate Confirms Kansas Justice Nancy Moritz For Federal Appeals Court http://kmuw.org/post/us-senate-confirms-kansas-justice-nancy-moritz-federal-appeals-court <p>The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Kansas Supreme Court justice Nancy Moritz to the federal appeals court that handles cases from six western and Plains states.</p><p>The Senate voted 90-3 yesterday to confirm Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.</p><p>The only votes against Moritz came from Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho.</p><p>Moritz grew up in Tipton, Kansas, and earned her law degree from Washburn University in 1985.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:46:20 +0000 Associated Press 34064 at http://kmuw.org Obama Picks Kansas Justice for Federal Appeals Court http://kmuw.org/post/obama-picks-kansas-justice-federal-appeals-court <p>President Barack Obama has nominated a Kansas Supreme Court justice to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.<br><br>President Obama's selection of Justice Nancy Moritz drew an immediate endorsement from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, who has often criticized the president's policies.<br><br>Moran says Moritz is "highly qualified" and that he intends to vote for her confirmation.<br><br>The Denver-based court reviews cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.<br> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:21:05 +0000 Associated Press 21341 at http://kmuw.org