Friday, October 18, 2013
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has had his law license indefinitely suspended by the Kansas Supreme Court over allegations of ethical misconduct during his investigation of abortion providers.
Friday's decision comes after repeated disputes between Kline and his critics over his tactics over alleged violations of state law.
Kline was Kansas attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and Johnson County district attorney in 2007 and 2008. He is now a visiting professor at Liberty University in Virginia.
A state disciplinary panel contends Kline repeatedly misled or allowed subordinates to mislead others -- including a grand jury -- to further his investigations.
As attorney general, Kline pursued misdemeanor criminal charges against Dr. George Tiller over late-term abortions performed by his Wichita clinic. The case was dismissed for jurisdictional reasons.
Planned Parenthood issued a news release after this decision. The document is attached to this story.