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Former Kansas AG Phill Kline Files Lawsuit To Reinstate Law License

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Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has filed a lawsuit aimed at getting his law license reinstated. The state Supreme Court suspended his license after finding what the court called “clear and convincing evidence” that Kline violated codes of conduct while investigation abortion providers.

Kline says the high court acted improperly and denied him his due process rights. Kline has defended his actions as attorney general and as Johnson County’s district attorney. Here’s Kline speaking in 2012 after a hearing before the Kansas Supreme Court.

“I will say that my office acted with integrity and with full compliance with ethical rules and rules of law and endeavored to be forthright in every instance,” Kline says.

Kline’s lawsuit in federal court names seven Kansas Supreme Court justices and several others as defendants.

Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and High Plains Radio covering health, education and politics.