Some have speculated that Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who worked in the Bush Justice Department and has advised Mitt Romney on immigration, is angling to be attorney general. That seems a stretch, given Kobach’s resume. But Kobach might find a lesser role, and other ways to inject his personal agenda into Romney’s administration. Slate’s Jefferson Morley suggested that his likely targets would be Democrats, undocumented immigrants, “voters of any party who don’t have driver’s licenses, moderate Republicans, and any state interested in helping undocumented students stay in school.” For example, Kobach might push for Romney to legally challenge the laws in Kansas and 12 other states that allow some children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates, or use the Voting Rights Act to target liberal-leaning groups that conservatives complain about related to voting (the New Black Panther Party, grassroots voter-registration organizers).
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