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Initial plaintiff in remap case submits legal bills

June 25, 2012

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— The Kansas City-area woman who filed a federal lawsuit over political redistricting in Kansas is asking to have more than $45,000 in legal bills covered by the state, bringing its total potential cost to more than $700,000.

Robyn Renee Essex, a Republican precinct committee woman from Olathe, submitted her request to the three federal judges who heard her lawsuit and redrew the state's political boundaries earlier this month.

The judges drew new congressional, legislative and State Board of Education districts to account for population changes over the past decade because the Legislature failed to do the job.

The judges allowed 26 other individuals to join Essex as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Twenty of the 27 plaintiffs have asked have their legal costs covered, and their requests total almost $707,000.

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LJ Whirled 1 year, 9 months ago

I thought the Plaintiff (however spelt) brought this case out of a sense of Patriotic duty.

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Keith Richards 1 year, 9 months ago

If the Ljworld picks up a wire story from the AP, do you re-write the headlines or edit the text other than formatting?

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kernal 1 year, 9 months ago

Appears the AP is using interns.

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parrothead8 1 year, 9 months ago

"Defendant" is spelled wrong in the headline.

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