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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 03:40 PM

Kobach Resolves Disciplinary Complaint Filed After Voting Rights Trial

For a while, the trial on the Kansas voter suppression law was a great soap opera and brought me a great deal of enjoyments. see https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100210350534 Kobach acted as the main trial attorney and I really enjoyed following this trial and see Kobach sanctioned the court https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2087401

Like all good things, this soap opera has ended https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/kobach-disciplinary-diversion-agreement-voting-rights

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach acknowledged that he did not properly supervise his trial team during their disastrous performance in the proof-of-citizenship voter registration case.

The acknowledgement was part of an agreement that resolved a disciplinary claim filed against Kobach for his conduct in the case. After the 2018 trial, a judge struck down the requirement while ordering Kobach take legal education classes.

His agreement with the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office also said that “There was no finding of dishonest conduct on the part of Mr. Kobach.”

Though these kinds of agreements, known as a diversion agreements, are usually kept confidential, the disciplinary office and Kobach agreed to make a portion of the agreement public.

The diversion agreement was first reported Monday by the Topeka Capital-Journal. The full findings of the agreement, which was reached on Oct. 10, remain confidential and only a small portion was publicly released.

In addition to U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson’s order that Kobach take legal ed classes, a magistrate judge slapped Kobach with sanctions including an $1,000 penalty for misleading the court about key evidence he was withholding in the litigation. The evidence was a proposal he presented then President-elect Trump — as captured in an infamous photograph — that pitched the incoming administration on changing the voting rights law that was at the heart of the legal battle over his proof-of-citizenship requirement. Robinson also held Kobach in contempt for not complying with orders she issued over the course of the case.


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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 03:43 PM

1. "No finding of dishonest conduct"

That's astoundingly generous. Did Kobach persuade the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator that he would have come clean about misleading the court if that photograph hadn't surfaced? If so, that administrator seems a smidgen too gullible for the job.

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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 04:39 PM

2. IOKIYAR. nt

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