ACLU wants Kobach to pay $50K in damages

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May 8, 2018 - 2:21 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Monday to order Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay more than $50,000 in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for violating a court order to fully register some voters.

Its filing comes in the wake of last month’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson finding Kobach, a candidate for Kansas governor, in contempt of court in a lawsuit challenging a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

Kobach is nationally known for championing tough immigration and voter identification laws and served as vice chairman of President Donald Trump’s now-disbanded commission on election fraud.

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