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Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional
The Hill ^ | June 20, 2018 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 06/20/2018 12:54:42 PM PDT by jazusamo

Kansas officials are continuing to enforce a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge recently deemed unconstitutional.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that staff for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county clerks to continue requiring voters to present documentary proof of citizenship.

One county clerk said she was instructed to continue enforcing the policy "as we have been."

Danedri Herbert, a spokeswoman for Kobach, told the news outlet that state officials still need time to fully understand the court’s ruling on the law. She argued that the judge did not provide a clear timeline for when Kobach had to instruct county clerks to implement the policy.

“I think ‘immediately’ is kind of open to interpretation,” she told the Capital-Journal.

In Monday's 118-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson wrote that the state’s requirement that voters show proof of citizenship during registration violated both the Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act.

Robinson struck down the stringent law, and ordered Kobach to take six additional hours of continuing legal education that “pertain to federal or Kansas civil rules of procedure or evidence.”

In an earlier court order, Robinson had held Kobach in contempt for skirting court orders related to the law and failing to send postcards confirming registration for thousands of voters.

Kobach, who personally defended the law in court, is running for Kansas governor. He was a former vice-chairman of President Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: citizenship; judgerobinson; kansas; kobach; kriskobich; voterid; voterregistration
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This may get interesting.
1 posted on 06/20/2018 12:54:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Now let him enforce it”


2 posted on 06/20/2018 12:56:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("We were designed as gardeners, not cubicle rats." (/robroys woman))
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To: jazusamo

“She argued that the judge did not provide a clear timeline for when Kobach had to instruct county clerks to implement the policy.”

True. LOL


3 posted on 06/20/2018 12:57:56 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: jazusamo

Good. States are supposed to run elections, not the feds.


4 posted on 06/20/2018 12:58:18 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jazusamo

A very good move!


5 posted on 06/20/2018 12:59:50 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jazusamo

If we don’t start pushing back they are going to bury us....good on Kobach.


6 posted on 06/20/2018 1:00:01 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: jazusamo

Isn’t this being appealed?

Not only does it make Kansas ground zero for election fraud, it becomes a precedent to cite in other state actions. Not to mention, it appears to conflict with a Supreme Court ruling that allowed another state (I forget which) to purge its voter rolls if people who hadn’t voted didn’t respond to multiple requests for re-registration.


7 posted on 06/20/2018 1:00:44 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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To: jazusamo

How many army divisions does the court have?

Yes, I know...

5.56mm


8 posted on 06/20/2018 1:03:26 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This is over the issue of proving citizenship when registering to vote, this idiot judge ruled it’s unconstitutional to require proof of citizenship.

Little doubt that it will be appealed by Kansas SoS Kobach.


9 posted on 06/20/2018 1:04:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: beergarden
Yes, it's going to take us years to understand what she said in this here order.
10 posted on 06/20/2018 1:05:16 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: jazusamo

The federal government can do as it pleases. Why can’t Kansas? I hate “The Hill” so much.


11 posted on 06/20/2018 1:05:42 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: jazusamo

Where is the appeal?


12 posted on 06/20/2018 1:06:03 PM PDT by Revel
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13 posted on 06/20/2018 1:07:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Have the State Police lock the Judge up for Treason.


14 posted on 06/20/2018 1:13:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

Good.
This ruling is bound to be over turned.
It’s stupid.
Citizenship is REQUIRED for voting.


15 posted on 06/20/2018 1:17:51 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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his is over the issue of proving citizenship when registering to vote, this idiot judge ruled it’s unconstitutional to require proof of citizenship.

Little doubt that it will be appealed...

Thanks for the clarification. So, according to the constitution, citizens can vote, but non-citizens cannot; but according to the judge, it's unconstitutional to inquire and determine if a voter is a citizen.

Legal logic at its finest.

16 posted on 06/20/2018 1:29:17 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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Kansas to federal judge: DROP DEAD!


17 posted on 06/20/2018 1:38:56 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Not to mention, it appears to conflict with a Supreme Court ruling that allowed another state (I forget which) to purge its voter rolls if people who hadn’t voted didn’t respond to multiple requests for re-registration.

The ruling: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

The State: Ohio

18 posted on 06/20/2018 1:46:08 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: jazusamo

Don’t Mess With Kansas!


19 posted on 06/20/2018 1:48:37 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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Can’t this judge have Mr. Kobach arrested and put under ankle chain the way the son of Jim Bunning did for the KY clerk, Kim Davis?


20 posted on 06/20/2018 1:51:32 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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