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The Kansas Senate unanimously voted against a nominee for the Court of Appeals yesterday, citing tweets directed toward the president and other Republicans. The senate voted 38-0 to reject Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack, who in 2017 had made several tweets toward President Donald Trump and other high-profile Republicans. Many of the tweets contained vulgar language.


With the result of yesterday's vote in place, Governor Laura Kelly became the first Kansas governor to have an appeals court nominee rejected. Kelly herself had campaigned for senators to reject Jack after the state Supreme Court ruled in March that she could not withdraw her nomination.

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