Talking Points Memo reports:
A federal judge on Monday ruled that Kansas’ proof of citizenship voter registration requirement was a violation of the Constitution as well as the National Voter Registration Act.
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had in previous orders temporarily blocked the requirement, which was championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Robinson on Monday handed down her final decision on the case, which went to trial earlier this year.
Her 100-plus page opinion also knocked Kobach, who defended the law himself in court, for his “history of non-compliance with this Court’s orders,” and imposed “sanctions responsive to Defendant’s repeated and flagrant violations of discovery and disclosure rules.”
The judge also ordered Kobach to take “additional hours of continuing legal education.” Kobach is running for governor.
New: U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson finds in favor of the plaintiffs in Fish v. Kobach, sanctions Kris Kobach for "flaunting disclosure and discovery rules that are designed to prevent prejudice and surprise." Kobach ordered to take 6 hours of legal education classes.
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