UPDATED: Judge orders Kobach to pay $26,000 for contempt of court order

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(Updated to reflect inability to reach Kobach; adds context about debate over paying the fine; edits throughout)

A  federal judge on Wednesday ordered Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay $26,000 in legal fees and expenses after being held in contempt of court while defending the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for voters.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ordered Kobach to reimburse the American Civil Liberties Union $24,658 for legal fees plus $1,556 in expenses for travel and trial support services. The . . .

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