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Kansas Dem's plan would block Kobach's legal work

The top Democrat in the Kansas House says he'll pursue legislation to prevent Republican Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach from representing legal clients in immigration cases.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that House Minority Leader Paul Davis said his proposal will prohibit any significant outside employment for statewide elected officials and department heads.

But he cited Kobach as the reason for the legislation.

A law professor on leave, Kobach has gained national attention for helping city officials and legislators in other states seeking to crack down on illegal immigration.

Kobach has he'll work at least 40 hours a week as secretary of state but continue to do outside legal work in his spare time.

He calls Davis' proposal a brazen attempt to stop immigration reforms.

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