Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Red State takes up fight to support Kris Kobach, UMKC law professor and author of AZ immigration law
Reposting two articles appearing today on front page of Red State:
"Let's Burn Kris Kobach at the Stake" by Erick Erickson:
"This is getting hypocritically ridiculous.
You probably don’t know who Kris Kobach is, but you need to. Kobach is a law professor at the University of Missouri and helped put together Arizona’s immigration law. You know that law right? The one a majority of Americans agree with?
Well, to heck with tenure, folks are out to get Kobach..."
And the second article on Red State about Kris Kobach and the AZ immigration law:
"The Left Zeroes in on Kris Kobach" by Brent Teichman:
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” ~Saul Alinsky
"The Left has its new target, and he is none other than University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) law professor and current candidate for Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. Kobach, a constitutional scholar and former chief adviser and counsel to Attorney General, John Ashcroft, has come under fierce attack in recent days by those on the Left for his leading role in drafting the much-debated and highly controversial Arizona immigration law (SB1070).
Kobach is a regular guest on CNN and the Fox New Channel’s O’Reilly Factor, where he is routinely called upon to give expert commentary and opinion on the constitutional and immigration issues of the day. Over the past few years, he has had a hand in drafting and/or legally arguing about some of the most important and sweeping immigration reform laws all across the country, including in states such as Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, and most recently, Arizona...
So, Kris Kobach – a university law professor – works on this legislation on his own time (i.e. not the university’s), and because these groups don’t agree with him, he now needs to be “sanctioned” by the university? What does that even mean? Are these groups calling for his job? And what ever happened to a professor’s sacred and hallowed right to “academic freedom,” the likes of which the Left constantly reminds us on a daily basis?
Well, apparently the concept of “academic freedom” does not apply when you are a conservative candidate for Kansas Secretary of State. Perhaps it is time we expand the “BUYcott.” Whatever Kris Kobach is selling right now, I’m buying: http://www.kriskobach.org."
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