Constitutional law students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City may be surprised to find that their instructor looks like actor David Boreanaz (Angel, Bones) and has an unusually keen interest in immigration. But that's Kris Kobach — dashing, Harvard-educated law professor and unwavering foe of undocumented aliens. Exquisitely educated (he also attended Oxford and Yale), Kobach applies his brain power to a red-meat cause. He has found a niche as the guy who defends state and local efforts to thwart illegals (housing restrictions, employer sanctions). Over the summer, Kobach was the subject of a New York Times profile and sat across the table from Stephen Colbert. He's now running for secretary of state in Kansas. It may take a few years of Kobach being in office before we know whether he made the effort out of genuine concern for the rule of law, as he says, or to curry favor with voters who freak out at the sight of a bodega.