Judge Lectures Kobach: ‘That’s Not How Trials Are Conducted’

Sounds like the judge in the trial over Kansas’s strict voter registration law isn’t too pleased with Kris Kobach and his legal team right now.

Tierney Sneed reported Thursday afternoon that Kobach, the Kansas Sec. of State, tried again to introduce some evidence that Judge Julie Robinson had previously blocked him from submitting because his team blew a deadline to show it to the challengers.

“When do we close the door, Mr. Kobach?” Robinson asked. She said it was an “ambush” to try to introduce the new evidence in the middle of the trial.

“That’s not how trials are conducted,” added Robinson, an appointee of President George W. Bush.

This comes after Judge Robinson repeatedly lectured Kobach’s team about trial procedure on Wednesday.

Remember, Kobach chose to represent himself in the trial, using lawyers from the Sec. of State’s office, rather than relying on the state AG.