Kansas appeals court takes up election law appeal

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State appeals court judges expressed skepticism about whether civic engagement groups would be prosecuted under a state law making it illegal for someone to falsely give the appearance of acting as an election official.

Four groups – the League of Women Voters of Kansas, Loud Light, the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center – are asking the appeals court to issue a temporary injunction stopping the law.

They said the statute has a chilling effect on their efforts to educate and register new voters for fear that they could be prosecuted if someone wrongly . . .


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