ACLU seeks $51,646 as damages in contempt ruling


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to order Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay $51,646.16 in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for violating a court order.

The ACLU detailed its costs in a court filing Monday. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found Kobach in contempt of court last month for violating her order in a lawsuit challenging a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

Robinson didn't impose a fine at the time but ordered Kobach to pay for damages, including attorney fees.

The ACLU so...

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