Kansas drops Kobach’s appeal of contempt ruling

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach

The Kansas attorney general says the state has dropped former Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s appeal of a contempt order arising from a lawsuit over a proof-of-citizenship law.
    
Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that the state dropped the appeal after the American Civil Liberties Union accepted $20,000 for attorney fees and expenses.
    
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the state’s obligation was $26,200 before the deal was reached.
    
U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson found Kobach in contempt of court last year for failing to follow her instructions in ACLU’s lawsuit challenging a statue requiring Kansans to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
    
The settlement doesn’t affect the state’s appeal of Robinson’s ruling that the proof-of-citizenship law is unconstitutional.
    
 

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