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Kansas drops Kobach's appeal of contempt ruling


January 31, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — 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 i...

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