Kobach admits he failed to properly supervise staff

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October 29, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach acknowledged that he failed to properly supervise his staff while representing himself in that role during federal court proceedings in a voter registration lawsuit, according to a diversion agreement reached with state regulators.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the confidential agreement resolves complaints made to the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office about Kobach’s conduct during litigation that successfully challenged a state law that had required people to show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

Details of the disciplinary office’s findings aren’t disclosed under Kansas rules, but a public notice of the agreement says Kobach stipulates he didn’t properly supervise lawyers and non-lawyers.

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