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.
The Senate voted 90-3 yesterday to confirm Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
The only votes against Moritz came from Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho.
Moritz grew up in Tipton, Kansas, and earned her law degree from Washburn University in 1985.