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Kansas Hopes To Resurrect Proof-Of-Citizenship Law

Kansas hopes to resurrect a proof-of-citizenship voting law that carries nationwide implications.

The constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that had required people to provide documents proving U.S. citizenship such as a birth certificate, passport or naturalization papers before they could register to vote is again being considered by an appeals court. A three-judge panel will hear arguments Monday (3/18) in the case.

Kansas is appealing a ruling last year that found its law violated the constitutional right to vote.

The state faces an uphill battle to resurrect the law championed by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who led President Donald Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission.

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