Fri October 18, 2013
Kansas Supreme Court Disciplines Former AG Kline
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has temporarily lost the right to practice law in Kansas. The suspension has no time limit.
The research, investigation and opinion on indefinite suspension of Kline's law license appears in a 154 page document issued October 18 by the Kansas Supreme Court.
The report outlines allegations of ethical misconduct against the former Johnson County District Attorney.
Findings are that Kline mislead a grand jury and repeatedly mislead other fact finders as he followed his own investigations. Kline’s prime cause was against abortion clinics, especially one operated by the later-murdered doctor George Tiller, who performed late-term abortions.
Kline is a visiting professor at Liberty University in Virginia.
It wasn’t clear whether the Kansas suspension would affect licensing in other states. He is not licensed to practice law in Virginia, according to the Virginia State Bar Association.