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Jury in Kansas rejects bias claim against Kobach's office


August 25, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors on Thursday rejected a former employee's claim that she was fired from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office in part because she didn't attend church.

The jury rejected Courtney Canfield's claim in a federal lawsuit she filed against the office and chief Kobach deputy Eric Rucker that religious discrimination was a key factor for her firing in November 2013. Kobach was not named in the lawsuit.

The secretary of state's office argued during the trial that performance issues led to Canfield's firing after 9½ months on the job.

Canfield declined to commen...

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