WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington area in 2002. The justices said Monday they'll take up the state's appeal in the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in Maryland, Virginia and Washington. Malvo got life without parole in Virginia and in Maryland, but a Virginia appeals court said he should be resentenced.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and another key Republican say Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a trial court judge for the state Court of Appeals should be withdrawn. Wagle and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Rick Wilborn said Monday that they oppose Kelly's nomination of Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack. They cited tweets and retweets criticizing President Donald Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump requested Pence go Tuesday to the Midwest to see the damage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has heard arguments about whether Kansas should be allowed to resurrect a law that required people to submit proof of citizenship before registering to vote. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel didn't issue a ruling during Monday's hearing in Salt Lake City. During the proceedings, Judge Jerome Holmes pointed to evidence that Kansas' requirement kept more than 30,000 people from registering while it was in effect, even though nearly all of them were citizens.
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