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State replies to fee requests in Kan. remap case

Published on -7/19/2012, 2:19 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- State attorneys are arguing that a three-judge federal panel should award little, if any, legal fees to lawyers who have filed more than $669,000 in bills in the Kansas redistricting case.

Filing late Wednesday on behalf of Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KOH-bock), an assistant Kansas attorney general contends that the attorneys representing numerous legislators, communities and individuals are not entitled to the fees they are seeking.

One argument is that none of the maps drawn by the judges were sought by the plaintiffs or parties who intervened in the case.

The judges drew the district maps in June after legislators failed to produce new boundary lines for the Kansas House, Senate, four U.S. House districts and 10 State Board of Education districts.

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