Not only did the state of Kansas lose the lawsuit over its voter registration law, the state might have to pick up additional expenses for the other side
The ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law leaves Kansas potentially on the hook to pay attorney's fees and costs.
A joint motion filed Monday in a case challenging the state law asks the court to hold off awarding those until resolution of any appeal.
The filing says a final amount will depend on the time spent on the anticipated appeal.
It also notes attorneys are still verifying Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's compliance with the latest ruling.
This is separate from the more than $50,000 the American Civil Liberties Union seeks in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for Kobach violating an earlier order to fully register some voters.
The judge has not yet ruled on the amount for contempt.
The federal court ruled last month that the Kansas voting law was unconstitutional. As a result, more than 25,000 Kansans whose voter registration had been listed as incomplete due to lack of proof of citizenship, we be added to voting rolls.