Kobach acknowledges he failed to properly supervise staff

Kris Kobach has acknowledged in a diversion agreement that he failed to properly supervise to his staff while representing himself as the then Kansas secretary of state during federal court proceedings.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the confidential agreement resolves complaints made to the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office about Kobach’s conduct in a voter registration case.

Details of the 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 during the litigation.  The lawsuit involved a challenge to a Kansas law requiring voters to show proof of citizenship to register to vote.

The disciplinary administrator’s office says there was no finding of dishonest conduct by Kobach.

Kobach is seeking the Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat.

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