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Lawmakers want ethics case on ex-Kansas AG Phill Kline to end

March 11, 2011

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— Kansas legislators who oppose abortion say a state panel should drop a professional ethics case against former Attorney General Phill Kline.

Several dozen of them from both the House and Senate say an ethics complaint against Kline over his past investigations of abortion clinics is unwarranted.

But House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat and abortion rights supporter, says legislators shouldn't interfere.

Kline was attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and Johnson County district attorney from 2007 to 2009. The complaint accuses him and subordinates of mishandling abortion patients' medical records and misleading other state officials.

Kline strongly disputes the allegations. One round of hearings before a three-member panel of a state disciplinary board ended earlier this month, but another round is set for July.

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ivalueamerica 3 years, 1 month ago

The GOP value is that it is ok to break the law if it suits your party.

DISGUSTING.

This is going to be the worst Legislature and administration in Kansas history.

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Agnostick 3 years, 1 month ago

imastinker...

Do you really want to play the game?

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 1 month ago

Agno: Let us hope we never get a glimpse of General Kline's naked breasts. That would start yet another investigation.

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Agnostick 3 years, 1 month ago

Why are legislators getting involved? Did they run out of strip clubs to police?

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

The state legislature has no say in this matter. If they try to do anything they will be in violation of the state constitution and the separation of powers that are modeled after the US Constitution. If they don't like it, tough! Sit down and shut up.

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Eride 3 years, 1 month ago

Thankfully the legislature doesn't get any say on the matter so they can whine all they want.

I hope Kline gets disbarred.

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kansasredlegs 3 years, 1 month ago

I also believe the ethics inquiry should continue; however, not surprised that it only took Paul Davis about 30 miliseconds put his face in front of a reporter to make a statement to the press when it involves Kline and about something that doesn't affect the Kansas economy or everyday citizens.

Still waiting for a comment from him about all the handpicked dems on the Kansas Bioscience Authority making them huge salaries. What sayeth you Paul?

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BrianR 3 years, 1 month ago

If they did a Rep. Peter King-style witch hunt on Christian extremists, this is the group they would be investigating along with the militant anti choice wackos in the streets. I'm sure they can find space in the prisons for them.

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deathpenaltyliberal 3 years, 1 month ago

As usual, the party of "personal responsibility" and "small govt." does not want to hold one of the own accountable for using police state tactics on the citizenry.

The hypocrisy of the Kansas GOP boggles the mind.

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

Those legislators need to shut up and go hammer out the best budget the know how and not worry themselves with things that are not in their arena. Cry me a friggin river.

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vuduchyld 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm not sure I am following you. Are you saying that it is OK for Kline to break the law if only he could prove that he was investigating something legitimate?

Taken to logical conclusions, that sets a precedent for an INCREDIBLY dangerous use of gevernment power.

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jstthefacts 3 years, 1 month ago

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imastinker 3 years, 1 month ago

I would like just one of these people that are supporting all this to just admit that SOME of the stuff Kline was investigating was warranted. Performing abortions on underage minors without reporting to the proper authorities is wrong. plain and simple. It appears Kline did some stuff wrong too - but this whole thing is a big witch hunt.

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consumer1 3 years, 1 month ago

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