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Kobach held in contempt of court for violating voter registration order

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kansas' Secretary of State Kris Kobach be held in contempt of court for disobeying an order to register voters who were blocked from doing so because of the state’s proof of citizenship law.

The details: U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson lambasted Kobach, who led President Trump's now-disbanded voter fraud commission, for refusing to abide by her temporary injunction ahead of the 2016 election that blocked enforcement of the law. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the constitutionality of the proof-citizenship requirement. The injunction is currently in place until the case she heard last month is settled.