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Suit Filed By Ex-Kansas Attorney General Lands In Oklahoma


A federal judge in Oklahoma will handle the lawsuit filed by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline over the indefinite suspension of his law license related to his investigation of abortion clinics.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ordered removal of the case from federal court in Kansas, where it was filed. The case was transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Kline sued the Kansas Supreme Court justices and others connected with the 2013 license suspension. He claims his punishment was toughened because of his "fervid beliefs" against abortion. Kline contends the court selectively applied rules governing attorney conduct.

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