Archive for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kline wants judge off disciplinary panel

August 14, 2012


— Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is asking that a state Court of Appeals judge be removed from hearing an ethics case against him.

Kline says in a court motion that Judge Karen Arnold-Burger should be removed from hearing the case because she contributed to a legal newsletter that contained demeaning information about Kline.

Seven judges are reviewing a complaint that alleges Kline and former subordinates misled other officials in an effort to investigate abortion providers. The state Board for Discipline of Attorneys recommended Kline lose his law license in Kansas.

Kline has strongly disputed the allegations.

His attorney, Tom Condit, told The Topeka Capital-Journal the motion regarding Arnold-Burger was filed Friday after Kline discovered the judge contributed what he called dishonest information to Kansas judges through the newsletter.


Bob_Keeshan 1 year, 8 months ago

I wonder why Kline hasn't ever filed a brief against himself for the countless times he has demeaned the state of Kansas.

After all, it would allow him to extend this show even further, thus costing the state taxpayers hundreds of thousands more in fees to his out of state attorneys.

Fees which, by the way, have spiraled out of control since the new AG came into office. Any self respecting AG would have pulled the plug on Kline's bills months ago. The law does not allow for unlimited defense expenses, it allows only for reasonable defense expenses.

What Kline is pursuing now is beyond all scope of reason. But you can bet the current AG is so scared of the right-wing he's going to continue to soak it to taxpayers in order to keep Kline happy.


Mike Ford 1 year, 8 months ago

maybe the koch brothers can throw some citizens united money into that venue of a court.....the koch brothers have aleady purchased many.....


George_Braziller 1 year, 8 months ago

Newsletters have lots of articles in them. Arnold-Burger may have made a statement on something completely unrelated to him like regulating taxation of car sales across state borders. Just because she contributed something doesn't mean it was about him.

It's a pretty lame charge.

"contributed to a legal newsletter that contained demeaning information about Kline"


msezdsit 1 year, 8 months ago

Kline has always acted above the law and bullying people is his standard operating procedure. The POS should just be thrown in jail and left to rot in his own feces.


autie 1 year, 8 months ago

Who gives a rats behind about the lying immoral piece of monkey crap they call Phill Kline? He allowed his own license to lapse and left Kansas to go to some fake university as a fake teacher. Besides, I think the other six on that panel agreed he needed to be censored or whatever they do. Kline was nothing more than a evangilical lying loser that was on some misguided mission of mayhem that got what he deserved.


SageonPage 1 year, 8 months ago

If the shoe was on the other foot, you would want an unbiased judge ruling in your case. Demeaning holds that something is shared as to put someone in a bad light, like omission of facts. Almost any claim and be said in a way to cause harm to another person, and this reflects bias of this liberal judge Karen Arnold dash Burger.


preebo 1 year, 8 months ago

If it were untrue he could have filed a libel suit against said judge and then argued conflict of interest and had her removed. That being said, the distinction is between the words demeaning and dishonest is the real point. They are playing word games in public, but any self-respecting legal mind could wade through this rather simply. He's in VA anyway, why does he care what his professional status in KS is?


SageonPage 1 year, 8 months ago

If this is correct then this disgraceful Judge Karen Arnold-Burger should be removed from the panel and her judgeship. We don't need any more partisan liberal judges on the bench.


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