By a vote of 36-0-1, we confirmed the nomination of Amy Fellows Cline to the Kansas Court of Appeals. Amy Cline was nominated by Governor Kelly and received a hearing from the Senate Judiciary Committee, who recommended her nomination favorably. There was no discussion on her nomination on the floor of the Senate.
Amy Cline is a graduate of Wichita State University with a degree in political science and earned her law degree from the University of Kansas. She has a wide breadth of experience, arguing a wide variety of cases including consumer protection, construction, employment, personal injury and business disputes. She also has argued in front of both the Kanas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court.
Senate Does Not Confirm Carl Folson
to Kansas Court of Appeals
In May of 2020, Governor Kelly nominated Carl Folsom, a public defender, to the Kansas Court of Appeals. During the Special Session in June of 2020, the Kansas Senate voted on the nomination of Mr. Folsom. After a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee and a vote of the Senate he did not receive the 21 votes necessary for confirmation.
Governor Kelly again nominated Mr. Folsom to the Kansas Court of Appeals to a different vacant position. The Senate held a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which forwarded his nomination to the floor without recommendation. The Senate thoroughly debated his nomination. I received numerous emails and recommendations from constituents, attorneys and judges in support of Carl Folsom. He was supported by the US Attorney from Kansas, Stephen McAllister and former Republican Vice-President of the Kansas Senate, Jeff King. The vote on the nomination of Mr. Folsom was 18-17-3. The 3 votes were recorded as a “pass”. 21 votes were required for confirmation, and as a result, Mr. Folsom was not confirmed. I voted YES.
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