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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:07 PM

Kobach will represent himself in upcoming trial. Is it a smart move?

When a federal lawsuit challenging Kansasís proof of citizenship voter law goes to trial in March, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach plans to be in the courtroom.

Heíll be the attorney defending the law he crafted.

Rarely, if ever, do statewide elected officials represent themselves at trial.

The unusual situation is made possible by Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Kobach, who is being sued in his official capacity as secretary of state, received permission from Schmidt to represent himself at the trial-court level in the lawsuit after he agreed that the secretary of stateís office will pay for all costs of the case, Schmidtís office said.

Read more: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article198143494.html

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Reply Kobach will represent himself in upcoming trial. Is it a smart move? (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #1
MLAA Feb 2018 #2
Gothmog Feb 2018 #3
appleannie1943 Feb 2018 #4
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #5
Thekaspervote Feb 2018 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:10 PM

1. There's that old saying: A person who represents himself has a fool for a client.

In almost all cases it's not a good idea.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:19 PM

2. In this case a fool and an asshole. Hope he gets payment upfront!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:24 PM

3. No, that is a very dumb move

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:29 PM

4. I hope the old adage applies the same way it usually does.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 05:11 PM

5. I am all for Kobach...

...making a dumb move. Go for it KKK (Kris Kobach from Kansas).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 06:07 PM

6. Well, when you lie and your guilty and you don't want to tell your lawyer

Who does that leave?

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