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“The building belongs to the people of Kansas and by shutting down speech, the state is preventing our clients from being able to exercise their First Amendment right to petition their government.”
“Unless the goal is to continue denying Kansans their voting rights and leaving them vulnerable to identity fraud, why would we keep using this program?” said the ACLU of Kansas’ Interim Executive Director Lauren Bonds.
The ACLU of Kansas has requested an investigation of the Tonganoxie Police Department in relations to an August 2018 incident in which Tonganoxie officers detained a black man moving into his own home, a letter to Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
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 (i.e., a passport) to register to vote, with the aim of making it harder to vote.
"It’s not enough that Sec. Kobach’s flawed Crosscheck program left hundreds of Kansas voters vulnerable to identity theft by exposing sensitive data, but now they want to argue that they were legally authorized to do so,” Bonds said. “We vehemently disagree.”