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Federal judge plans discussion of schedule for lawsuit on Kansas voter registration policies


TOPEKA, Kansas — A federal judge plans to have a telephone conference call with attorneys to discuss the schedule for a lawsuit challenging Kansas voter registration policies.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas, scheduled the call for Wednesday afternoon.

Democratic attorneys filed the lawsuit last week for two northeast Kansas residents against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

They want to prevent the state from enforcing a 2013 law requiring new voters to provide papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering. They're also challenging a rule from Kobach that requires counties to cancel incomplete registrations that are more than 90 days old.

Robinson's notice for the teleconference said she plans to set a hearing on a request from the northeast Kansas residents to block both policies as the lawsuit proceeds.

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