Justice Served: Kansas Panel Recommends DA Phil Kline’s License to Practice Be Suspended Indefinitely

A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline--who incessantly harassed Dr. George Tiller--have his state law license suspended indefinitely over his conduct during criminal investigations of abortion providers.

This article was updated at 12:29 pm on Friday, October 14th, 2011 to correct the facts: a Kansas disciplinary panel has recommended Kline’s license for suspension. The Kansas Supreme Court makes the final decision on this matter.

Phill Kline’s license to practice law within the state of Kansas has been recommended for indefinite suspension by a Kansas disciplinary panel.  They found Kline’s behavior to be “dishonest and selfish”.  I call it downright despicable. 

Speaking on behalf of Kansas pro-choice women, I say THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS!  I have high hopes for the Kansas Supreme Court.     

Phill Kline has been the large, annoying, festering thorn in the side of Kansas women since 2003, when he was elected as Kansas Attorney General.  He made his political career cheered on and funded by, his anti-abortion cronies.  Even today, he remains their hero.  I’m not just referring to the far right wingy-wing nut fringes.  I’m referring to politicians that are still in the statehouse today and jump at any opportunity to defend and in fact, exalt the praises of their “pro-life” poster boy.

March 10, 2011 Topeka Capitol Journal– Three dozen House and Senate Republicans stood shoulder-to-shoulder Thursday to lambaste the “unholy alliance” subverting justice in the ethics case against former Attorney General Phill Kline.  In a show of force outside the House floor, Rep. Steve Brunk, R-Bel Aire, and colleagues denounced the pending Kline case, the tolerance of child sexual abuse by some Kansas politicians and bias by the Kansas Supreme Court in favor of abortion providers. 

They still pine for the good ol’ days when women’s medical records were poured over by Kline, with the culminating moment being when they were discussed on the Bill O’Reilly show.  (Here Bill O., runs to Kline’s defense on this February edition of The Factor). Bill and Phill had this friendship, they commiserated together about “Tiller the Killer” (their deadly pet name for Dr. George Tiller) and discussed the private medical records of women who had sought abortion care at the medical clinic of the now murdered abortion Dr. George Tiller.

Phill Kline used his office to propel and enable his personal rabid hatred for the physician that was ultimately murdered by someone so upset by Kline’s inability to put Dr. Tiller out of business for good, that he took matters into his own hands.  Phill Kline was a hero not only to his pals in the Kansas legislature, but to the murderer Scott Roeder.

The board found that Kline “repeatedly violated many of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct, including the most serious of the rules, the rules that prohibit engaging in false or dishonest conduct…Further, (Kline) caused potential injury to the public.” But Phill attempts to set the record straight for us in his personally released statement to the public…

“I upheld my duty, upheld my oath of office and the integrity of my profession. 

The panel did what they were instructed to do.  This is the latest chapter of a Sebelius appointed court covering up for a Sebelius political benefactor in order to protect the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars.  The Sebelius court joined Planned Parenthood to file this complaint, appointed the prosecutor, appointed the panel and will make the final decision. Our Constitution was created to end such conduct. The ethics process is being used to punish political opponents.”

While Kline laments the ruling, the women of Kansas rejoice!  This chapter of the seemingly never-ending saga of Phil Kline will shortly be put to rest.  Mr. Kline can stay put at his job teaching all of  the far right wingy-wing nuts that inhabit the Liberty University School of Law, founded by Jerry Falwell where he teaches some version of higher learning hatred for women and hopefully, never grace the state of Kansas again.  We have enough to deal with these days as it is without his black cloud adding to our anti-woman storm that already exists under Governor Brownback’s regime.  Don’t let the door hit you in the kiester on the way out Mr. Kline, cause you won’t be able to seek damages in a Kansas court anytime soon.