Overzealous Anti-Choice Kansas Ex-AG Has His Law License Yanked
This little tidbit was nearly buried in the weekend “news cycle”. It gives us hope that when it comes to defending the public from the enemies of a woman’s right to choose, things may be turning around. Heck, this happened in Kansas!
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday indefinitely suspended the law license of the state’s former attorney general, finding that he engaged in “ethical misconduct” in his aggressive pursuit of charges against abortion providers in the state.
In a unanimous decision, the court found that former Attorney General Phill Kline, 53, broke professional conduct rules and tended towards “overzealous advocacy” for his cause, Reuters reported. According to the ruling, the court was worried by Kline’s “inability or refusal” to acknowledge his misconduct.
The Supreme Court found that Kline committed “significant and numerous” violations to advance his investigations, the Associated Press reported. His infractions included repeatedly misleading or allowing his employees to mislead others — including a grand jury.
According to the Kansas City Star, Kline was found to have made “‘false and misleading’ statements to the Supreme Court about the handling of patient records obtained during the criminal investigations,” among other infractions.