UPDATED: Kansas citizenship requirement loses in appeals court


(Updated with edits throughout as well as legislative reaction, comments from Kobach, the governor, the secretary of state's office and the attorney general's office)

A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement for registering voters was unconstitutional and upheld a lower-court decision blocking enforcement of the law.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law heralded by former Secretary of State Kris Kobach disenfranchised 31,000 voters and the district court properly concluded the citizenship . . .


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