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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 03:29 AM

Kansas drops Kris Kobach's appeal of contempt ruling, ACLU accepts $20,000 for legal fees

The Kansas attorney general said Tuesday the state agreed to drop former Secretary of State Kris Kobachís appeal of a federal court judgeís contempt order in exchange for the American Civil Liberties Union accepting only $20,000 for attorney fees and expenses.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the negotiated deal reduced from $26,200 the stateís obligation to the ACLU. U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson had found Kobach in contempt of court while he was serving as secretary of state in Kansas. Robinson sanctioned Kobach for failure to comply with her instructions.

Mediation involving ACLU lawyers and the attorney generalís office Jan. 25 also led to dismissal of Kobachís appeal of the contempt ruling. It didnít alter status of the stateís appeal of Robinsonís underlying election law decision, which found Kansasí proof-of-citizenship statute unconstitutional.

The $20,000 payment to the ACLU must be drawn from accounts at the secretary of stateís office led by Scott Schwab, who was elected in November to replace Kobach. In January, Kobach left the statewide office after losing the 2018 campaign for governor.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190129/kansas-drops-kris-kobachs-appeal-of-contempt-ruling-aclu-accepts-20000-for-legal-fees

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 03:38 AM

1. K&R for exposure. Yet another corrupt elections official gets away with tap on the wrist once again

There are so many vulnerabilities in our elections bureaucracies. This issue is in dire need of attention.

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:00 AM

2. Yeah

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