Kansas

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Man Who Killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla Indicted for Hate Crimes

Adam Purinton faces federal hate crime and weapons charges, in addition to county murder and attempted murder charges, for killing the Indian-born engineer.

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5 Reasons Why Kris Kobach Shouldn't Lead Trump's Voter Fraud Investigations [OPINION]

The Kansas secretary of state helped create President Trump's border policy and supports voter ID measures. Now, he has a seat on the president's new voter fraud investigation commission.

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Kansas Man Faces Possible Hate Crime Charges For Killing Indian Immigrant

Witnesses say that Adam Purinton told Srinivas Kuchibhotla to "get out of my country" before shooting at him in a Kansas bar.

Court Tosses Restrictive Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Would Be Voters

A federal appeals court ruled that the provision—which required the likes of a birth certificate just to register to vote—was illegal.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

The ACLU argued that the law prevents poor people of color from voting.

Kansas Officials Call Error-Ridden Spanish-Language Voting Guides 'An Administrative Error'

The original Spanish-language guides contained an incorrect voter registration deadline and did not tell voters that they can use a passport as acceptable photo ID. 

Kris Kobach, in for Political Comeuppance?

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, with his penchant for hardline anti-immigration policy and reputation for picking, and winning, fights against the invented bogeyman of voter fraud, is in an unexpectedly heated race for re-election against Democratic challenger and former state Sen. Jean Schodorf.

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

Kansas state Rep. Allan Rothlisberg wants to know how much money his state is spending to educate undocumented students.

In Kansas, If You Can't Beat Them Then Force Them to Take Drug Tests Too

Democrats in Kansas were unable to kill a Republican bill that would require welfare and unemployment recipients pass a drug test, but they were successful in adding an amendment that would require lawmakers to also face testing.

DOJ Finds Violation of Constitutional Rights in Kansas Correctional Facility

The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division's Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.

Kris Kobach and the Connection Between Restrictive Voting and Immigration Laws

An avowed leader of the anti-immigrant agenda is skipping his job--educating his state's voters about new voting procedures--to work with groups around the country who want to make obtaining an ID an even thornier process for immigrants.