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Kris Kobach found in contempt for disobeying court orders

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19.04.2018

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped lead President Donald Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission, was found in contempt of court after failing to comply with a federal judge's orders to notify thousands of residents that they had been registered to vote.

In a scathing ruling, U.S.District Judge Julie Robinson wrote twice that Kobach acted "disingenuously" and that she found "clear and convincing evidence" he disobeyed the court order, according to the Washington Post.

The order came as a result of a 2016 lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Kansas based on a 2013 voter ID law that "requires people to provide proof of citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate, when they registered to vote for the first time," the Post reported. Robinson blocked the law with a preliminary injunction in 2016 and ordered Kobach to notify "some 18,000"........

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