Kansas agrees to $1.9M for attorneys who fought voting law
September 12, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas appears likely to pay $1.9 million to attorneys who succeeded in getting the federal courts to strike down a state law requiring new voters to show papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering.
Attorneys for the state and lawyers for Kansas residents challenging the law in two federal lawsuits agreed to the amount during negotiations. They filed a joint request Friday to have U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sign off.
The attorneys suing the Kansas secretary of state's office over the law would receive $1.53 million to cover their fees and anothe...