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(147,504 posts)
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 06:09 PM Mar 2018

Kobach's Behavior During Recent Trial Prompts Ethics Complaint From Overland Park Lawyer

This will be fun to watch. I guess that Kobach can be disbarred and still run to be governor http://kcur.org/post/kobachs-behavior-during-recent-trial-prompts-ethics-complaint-overland-park-lawyer#stream/0

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach committed ethical violations during the just-completed trial over the state’s voter registration law, a Kansas immigration lawyer alleges in a bar complaint.

Matthew Hoppock, who practices in Overland Park, said he was duty-bound to file the complaint as an officer of the court.

“I have to,” he told KCUR. “Any licensed attorney in Kansas who thinks another attorney has broken the rules is required to."....

Although he declined to spell out the contents of his bar complaint, Hoppock’s tweets made clear he believes Kobach violated at least four of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct, the canons governing attorney behavior:

By acting as an attorney and serving as a fact witness in the same case, Kobach violated the rule that bars lawyers from acting as advocates at a trial in which they themselves are witnesses.
Because U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson found before the trial that Kobach had made “patently misleading representations to the court,” Kobach violated the rule prohibiting attorneys from knowingly making false statements to the court.
By missing filing deadlines, Kobach violated the rule requiring attorneys to “act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client.”
Because he was repeatedly chastised by the judge for running afoul of evidentiary rules during the trial, Kobach violated the rule requiring attorneys to “provide competent representation to a client.
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Kobach's Behavior During Recent Trial Prompts Ethics Complaint From Overland Park Lawyer (Original Post) Gothmog Mar 2018 OP
Thank the gods, some people have some ethics. riversedge Mar 2018 #1
As a member of the Bar, I approve of this effort Gothmog Mar 2018 #2
Can you run for governor is you were disbarred? Gothmog Mar 2018 #3
Not only is he a Nazi; He's an incompetent Nazi! chuckstevens Mar 2018 #4
and the foundation of much voter suppression Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2018 #5
He is a complete moron! And probably the next Governor. nt USALiberal Mar 2018 #6
After Brownback, maybe the voters are waking up Gothmog Mar 2018 #10
This thread is heartwarming. leanforward Mar 2018 #7
Seems like Kobach is a good candidate... WestMichRad Mar 2018 #8
From my twitter feed Gothmog Mar 2018 #9


(147,504 posts)
2. As a member of the Bar, I approve of this effort
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 06:13 PM
Mar 2018

Having Kobach as a member of the bar is not acceptable to me


(1,078 posts)
7. This thread is heartwarming.
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 08:49 PM
Mar 2018

The people of Kansas deserve better than this. He's an AG, yet he can't/or isn't aware of certain court rules. You would think an AG would know these simple rules? What the Judge wants?

Has he even tried a court case?


(1,385 posts)
8. Seems like Kobach is a good candidate...
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 08:51 PM
Mar 2018

...to be the next lawyer for tRump's legal team!

C'mon, Mr. pResident - you want to hire the BEST lawyers! He's your guy!!

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