Kobach Found in Default in Proof-of-Citizenship Lawsuit
The real question is how much longer Kansas will put up with this theatrical demagogue and his specious but costly stunts to suppress voting.
A separate lawsuit challenged the law in its entirety on the grounds that the proof-of-citizenship requirement violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.
A federal judge did not grant Kobach’s motion to dismiss the case in July, and now the proof-of-citizenship requirement could be struck down because Kobach’s office failed to file an answer to the plaintiffs’ complaint.
A federal district court clerk has found the state in default status after plaintiffs’ attorneys made a motion this week.
“If somebody doesn’t file an answer to a complaint after the 20-day period expires, then they are deemed to have admitted everything,” said Mark Johnson, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs.