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Leading the fight for states’ rights

From behind his desk in Topeka, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach exerts an influence on states’ issues far beyond the borders of his own.

The Harvard-, Yale- and Oxford-educated lawyer, former constitutional law professor and ex-chief immigration law adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft has now established himself as, in effect, the “lead attorney” for the increasingly active states’ rights movement across the country. Both in his capacity as secretary of state and as a private attorney, Kobach has drawn national notice for developing strategies, legislation and legal arguments for pushing back against the federal government on matters ranging from voter identification to gun rights to immigration.

Kris Kobach: Kansas is safeguarding integrity of elections

The integrity of elections has been a crucial concern of Kansans since the birth of our state. More than any other state, Kansas was born in an atmosphere of rampant voter fraud. Our first territorial legislative election saw 4,908 fraudulent votes cast (mostly by Missourians). In the ensuing years, many Kansans put themselves at great… Continue Reading

North Carolina governor signs extensive Voter ID law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging Voter ID laws. The move is likely to touch off a major court battle over voting rights, and the Justice Department is weighing a challenge to the new law. Read the complete article at the Washington Post Continue Reading

DOJ response to Kansas’ 2nd Amendment Protection Act

On April 26, 2013 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Kansas Governor Brownback concerning SB 102, the Second Amendment Protection Act. In that letter, Holder declares SB 102 to be unconstitutional and suggests that federal officers will disregard it, Holder’s understanding of the United States Constitution is incorrect… See the rest of… Continue Reading

Report cites killings blamed on non-deported illegals

The Obama administration released illegal immigrants who went on to commit more crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, the House Judiciary Committee said in a report Tuesday. All told, 16 percent of the nearly 47,000 illegal immigrants the administration was notified of but declined to deport between 2008… Continue Reading

Judge Sides With Florida on Purging Voter Rolls

MIAMI – A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed the Department of Justice’s emergency request to stop Florida’s attempt to remove people who are not American citizens from its voter registration rolls. Judge Robert L. Hinkle of United States District Court in Tallahassee said federal laws did not bar the state from identifying and removing ineligible… Continue Reading

Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not… Continue Reading

Florida to sue DHS in voter registration battle

lorida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter rolls in his state of ineligible voters. “I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters,” Scott told Fox News on Monday. “We’ve been asking… Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Illegal voters: The winning edge

Could illegal voting decide the next presidential election? Steps are being taken by the Justice Department that may help guarantee it. On Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr., head of the voting section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner warning him to cease efforts the… Continue Reading

Feds to Florida: halt non-citizen voter purge

The Justice Department told Florida election officials that they must stop their non-citizen voters purge. Florida argues it is not violating any law. By Marc Caputo The Justice Department ordered Florida’s elections division to halt a systematic effort to find and purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizen voters. Florida’s effort appears to violate both… Continue Reading

KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

By| Robert Knight Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. The same state that has conservative Republican Sam Brownback as governor most recently sent Democrat and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Washington, where she… Continue Reading

Why We Need Voter-ID Laws Now

By | John Fund Attorney General Eric Holder is a staunch opponent of laws requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls to improve ballot security. He calls them “unnecessary” and has blocked their implementation in Texas and South Carolina, citing the fear they would discriminate against minorities. I wonder what Holder will think… Continue Reading