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Federal Court Rejects Ex-AG's Lawsuit Against Kansas Court

Stephen Koranda
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A federal appeals court has refused to look at a former Kansas attorney general's case against the state Supreme Court. Phil Kline lost his law license for misconduct surrounding his work against abortions in the state.

Kline spent years investigating a Planned Parenthood in Johnson County clinic and Dr. George Tiller of Wichita.

Tiller, who was known for performing late-term abortions, was murdered in 2009.

Kline asked for redacted medical records of women who had given birth or had abortions in Kansas. He obtained the records and discussed some of them with other parties, including then Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

Kline's license was suspended in 2013 by the Kansas Supreme Court. The court said that Kline acted unprofessionally against abortion providers. In 2014, Kline's petition to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court was denied.


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