***MEDIA ADVISORY***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
March 14, 2019
 
CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorenson, 212-284-7347, isarda-sorenson@aclu.org
Mark McCormick, Director of Strategic Communications, 913-490-4113, mmccormick@aclukansas.org
 
WHAT:
A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge to a law crafted by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach that illegally mandates documentary proof of citizenship (such as a passport) to register to vote, with the aim of making it harder for people to vote. Kansas is the only state with such a requirement. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Kansas and individual Kansans. 
 
A federal trial court struck down the law last June citing violations of the National Voter Registration Act and the U.S. Constitution, prompting the state’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  
 
WHO:
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, will argue the case before Judges Mary Beck Briscoe, Monroe McKay, and Jerome Holmes.
 
WHEN:
Monday, March 18, 9 a.m.
 
WHERE:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
S. J. Quinney College of Law (Room 6200)
383 S. University St. in Salt Lake City, Utah
 
 
Court information: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/
 
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About the ACLU of Kansas: The ACLU of Kansas is the statewide affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For more information, visit our website at www.aclukansas.org.
 

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