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President Obama Nominates Steve Six to the United States Circuit Court

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Steve Six to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
"Steve Six has distinguished himself as a first-rate jurist with unflagging integrity and evenhandedness," President Obama said. "I am grateful for his service to the state of Kansas and look forward to adding his considerable wisdom and experience to the Tenth Circuit Court."
Steve Six:  Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Steve Six has worked as a partner at the law firm at Stevens & Brand since January of this year.  Previously, Six served as the Attorney General of Kansas, a position to which he was appointed in 2008.  As attorney general, Six oversaw an office of attorneys and investigators and was responsible for setting the plans and priorities for the office in criminal, civil, and administrative matters.  During his term, Six focused on increasing the state’s consumer protection efforts and emphasized fighting Medicaid fraud.  He also personally tried multiple criminal cases and represented the state at oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Before becoming attorney general, Six served as a state district court judge from 2005 to 2008, hearing both civil and criminal cases.  From 1994 to 2005, Six worked at the Kansas City law firm of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, first as a litigation associate from 1994 to 1998 and later as a partner from 1998 to 2005.  From 1993 to 1994, he served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Deanell R. Tacha of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He received his J.D. in 1993 from the University of Kansas School of Law, graduating second in his class.  Before law school, Six worked for the National Archives on a detail to the Office of Presidential Scheduling for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  He received his B.A. in 1988 from Carleton College.