Schedule for lawsuit over Kansas voter rules to be discussed

Kris Kobach (KSN File Photo)
Kris Kobach (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A federal judge plans to have a telephone conference call with attorneys to discuss the schedule for a lawsuit challenging Kansas voter registration policies.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas, scheduled the call for Wednesday afternoon.

Democratic attorneys filed the lawsuit last week for two northeast Kansas residents against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

They want to prevent the state from enforcing a 2013 law requiring new voters to provide papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering. They’re also challenging a rule from Kobach that requires counties to cancel incomplete registrations that are more than 90 days old.

Robinson’s notice for the teleconference said she plans to set a hearing on a request from the northeast Kansas residents to block both policies as the lawsuit proceeds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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