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On Editorial: AG issue


mikekt 11 months, 3 weeks ago

My two cents are that these funds needed to defend these right wing fantasy laws should be taken from the salaries of the lawmakers in Topeka who passed them, if they are struck down in court !

Let these legislators learn to take a little responsibility for their constant efforts at stirring up a hornets nest of issues thru legislative efforts that are ill conceived from the get go....and or for using legislative efforts for pandering to certain elements of their political backers with no real possible belief that those laws as written, will stand a constitutional test .

Ps: With over 313 million people in the USA, it is possible that there are five people named Bob Smith, Anna Jones, Jessus Hernandez or Jose Gonzales born every day, in different states of our union .......... DUUUUH ?!

The above, is Kris Kobachs "New Rediculous Big Excuse" for wanting to turn the Secratary Of States Office into a big expensive prosecutors office ( I thought that we had an AGs' Office, already ....& 105 county attorneys that can already do that ? ) for the "Kris Kobach Nation Wide Search For Possible Voter Fraud" .....NOBODY ESCAPES THE KOBACH INQISITION !!!

It seems that Koback is amazed to find people of the same name, same birthday, in different states, who probably have very common last names !

But were they all born.... at the same time of day, the same hospital, the same state,.... to the same parents, ....before one moved to Kansas ?

Will Kobach have the Legal Sopena Power to force others, from other far away states, to show up in a Kansas Court of law and prove their own individual difference of existence from some Kansan, while not allowing some legitimate Kansan's , with the same names and birth days as some out of state person, to vote, which could take years to resolve !!!!!

Oh yea,.....of course that all costs lots of time and money and is more than just a one man job, so on with the beaurocratic spending, election rigging, public opinion manipulating and bird brain political mobbing tactics, from our Secretary Of State who would be King of voter fraud scams !

Bring on the hired political hack appointed attorneys or firms, to do this mindless investigating and pay them well with benefits . Kris Kringle Kobach ! Mary Christmas for Lawyers !


oldbaldguy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

AG staff is busy. The ones I have gone up against in court are bright, civil and competent.


somebodynew 11 months, 3 weeks ago

What is bad is that this has been gong on since he got in power - it was just not publicly discussed. The problem now is, despite the warnings, the legislature went ahead with these laws. And, the AG is smart enough to know with the current finance situation this Administration has gotten us into, there will not be any money for when the law suits are actually filed. If he doesn't get it now, there won't be any.


Bob Forer 11 months, 3 weeks ago

If they don't have sufficient staff, then they should hire a couple of top flight recent law school graduates for 75K a year each. The big firms that Schmidt anticipates hiring charge hundreds of dollars per hour. There is nothing especially complicated about these potential cases. A bright, recent law graduate can handle the issues.

As previous posters have pointed out, this is nothing more than Schmidt paying back a debt to the big law firms who made campaign contributions of thousands of dollars to republican candidates. Its a payoff, and it stinks to high heaven.


buffalo63 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is part of the failed Kansas Conservative Lab experiment! Yes, I know this doesn't add any facts to the discussion, but just my feelings and I'd like to share!


oldbaldguy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

great way to reward campaign contributions to big law firms in Wichita, Topeka and KC. The AG's office used to have experienced trial attorneys on staff.


Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Does this guy do anything? Anything? He farmed out previous legal challenges, he wants to farm these challenges out and the Cap-Journal had some stories that he's under fire for not getting the job done on conceal and carry permits. What is his office actually doing and why do we need him if he has to farm everything out and fails to do the tasks he does take on? Time for a change.


Don Brennaman 11 months, 3 weeks ago

wonder how the guys definition of frivolous lawsuits fits into his plan


Michael LoBurgio 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Federal judges order Kan. to pay $389K in fees

expenses to attorneys in redistricting lawsuit

Three federal judges on Tuesday ordered Kansas to cover $389,000 worth of attorneys' fees and expenses for individuals involved in a lawsuit last year that stemmed from the Legislature's inability to redraw political boundaries to ensure equal representation.

The three-judge panel ruled that 15 legislators, business leaders and voters achieved enough of their goals in the redistricting lawsuit to warrant having at least part of their attorneys' fees and expenses covered. The court said those individuals had wanted the state to cover about $671,000 in bills, while the state had sought to have them bear almost all the expense themselves.


oldexbeat 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Clearly, Derek has friends that need work. It is slush money for poor lawyers. I mean, what with no taxes on LLCs, this is the only path to get more money from the government for attorneys. Go Bar Team, Go....


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