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Phill Kline Loses License for Prosecuting Planned Parenthood
Life News ^ | 10/14/11 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/14/2011 4:27:33 PM PDT by wagglebee

A politically-charged panel in Kansas has stripped the law license of pro-life attorney and former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline for prosecuting the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that Kline has his law license indefinitely suspended because of his conduct during criminal investigations of the abortion business, claiming he was “motivated by dishonesty and selfishness.” The three member panel of the state Board for Discipline of Attorneys claimed Kline repeatedly misled officials or allowed his staffers to do so.

The panel weighed nine counts of alleged ethical violations before the Kansas Attorney Disciplinary Board in the politically-charged case that is a distraction from the 107 counts of wrongdoing, including 23 felonies, against a Johnson County, Kansas Planned Parenthood abortion center.

However, the panel also ruled that some of the charges did not constitute violations of the state’s rules for attorneys. The panel also did not recommend that Kline lose his law license — something state Disciplinary Administrator Stanton Hazlett wanted to have happen. Kline can now file an appeal to have his license reinstated.

Kline, in comments LifeNews received, said 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,” he said. “The Sebelius court joined Planned Parenthood to file this complaint, appointed the prosecutor, appointed the panel and will make the final decision. ”

“Constitution was created to end such conduct.  The ethics process is being used to punish political opponents.  Even so, the dominant tragedy in this saga is that through my investigation it was learned hundreds of children were sexually abused in Kansas, and Kansas has still done nothing.  Nothing in the panel’s 185 page opinion can alter that truth,” Kline continued. “I upheld my duty, upheld my oath of office and the integrity of my profession.&nb sp; My ‘mistake’ was my willingness to investigate politically powerful people and to let that investigation go where the evidence led.  It is a decision, however, I would repeat and I will continue to speak and stand for the truth and for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Kathy Ostrowski of Kansans for Life responded to the panel’s decision saying it is part of an attack on Kline similar to when “abortion clinics and counselors had sued then-Attorney General Phill Kline for issuing an opinion that clinics needed to report all pregnant minors to law enforcement agencies.”

“Under child protective law, all physicians, counselors & teachers were required to report children injured (now the word is “harmed”) by physical, mental, or emotional abuse or neglect, or sexual abuse,’” she explained. “Kline was aiming at prosecuting unreported statutory rape by adult predators, not ‘Romeo-Juliet’ pregnancy situation. For example during 2002-2003, 168 underage pregnant girls were aborted in Kansas but abortion clinics only reported two.”

“Now we come to the second entangled matter: Thursday’s 3-person panel issuance that Kline’s professional actions violated attorney standards,” Ostrowski said. “Notably, Kline is being punished by abortion defenders-in-high-places for daring to prosecute the abortion industry. The second charge of the panel is Kline’s supposedly deficient legal advice about abuse reporting to a grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood. In actuality, pro-abortion attorneys tried to confuse lay people on the jury about the Judge Marten injunctions in relation to subpoenas for clinic records.”

“Invading abortion privacy/secrecy has been the heart of Kline’s supposed “crime” as formulated by the abortion cartel, former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and “third wave” feminist–and state Supreme Court Justice– Carol Beier.  It is the Democrat appointees who now dominate the State Supreme Court, in control of the ethics action against Kline. Language in the ethics charges come straight out of abortion attorney filings,” she said.

Previously, Thomas Brejcha, the chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, came to Kline’s defense.

“Scrutinized, the merits of the disciplinary charges against Mr. Kline seem unusual, if not bizarre.  Citing Kline’s ‘strong personal anti-abortion beliefs’ as grounds for revoking his law license, as did Stanton A. Hazlett of the Kansas Office of Disciplinary Administration in his letter detailing the charges, seems a rather transparent attempt to destroy Mr. Kline personally on account of his beliefs and to intimidate anyone who stands in the way of the political goals of the pro-abortion movement,” he said.

He continued:

“To be sure, this trial of the former Kansas prosecutor bears more earmarks of a political vendetta than of any real concern about defective professional ethics.  On the merits, Mr. Hazlett’s disciplinary charges appear at best rather stretched and strained, as even Mr. Hazlett’s hand-picked investigators who combed Mr. Kline’s record over 18 months – S.  Lucky DeFries (Chairman of the Topeka Bar Association Ethics and Grievance Committee) and Mary Beth Mudrick (“the DeFries Report”) — reported, ‘After reviewing the substantial documentation in this case, it is the opinion of these investigators that there is not probable cause that Phill Kline violated any of the rules of ethics.’

If this isn’t enough to convince objective onlookers that something here is seriously amiss, consider the fact that three different Kansas trial judges made findings that contradict and negate the factual assertions that supposedly undergird each of the charges against Kline.  Indeed, these disciplinary allegations simply don’t hold any water.  They are unsupported in law or fact.

The plain truth is that former Attorney General Kline did have authority to investigate Planned Parenthood, informed the proper Judges of the investigation, and those Judges ruled that he had legitimate grounds to proceed.  Much of the relevant information was sealed by order of the Kansas Supreme Court and as a result much of the story has been obscured or distorted.  Kline’s opponents exploited the circumstances to generate public hysteria based on false information, all of which harmed the criminal investigation and unnecessarily frightened women and children. So, let the hearing now begin and let the chips fall where they may!  The whole truth will come out in the clear light of day.  To quote the late revered U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, ‘The best disinfectant is sunlight.’”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; kansas; moralabsolutes; phillkline; plannedparenthood; prolife; sebelius
This is an abomination!
1 posted on 10/14/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/14/2011 4:28:42 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 10/14/2011 4:29:44 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
EVERYONE that persecuted this man will pay for their sins in spades. Eternity is a long time and hell is hell.

LLS

4 posted on 10/14/2011 4:32:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: wagglebee

Cough, cough ! Bull-****en-s**t !


5 posted on 10/14/2011 4:32:34 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: wagglebee

This is so sad and so wrong............my prayers go out to him and his family.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 4:35:46 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: wagglebee

The marxists have their greedy evil hands on the levers of power, and they aren’t afraid to use them.
Even when their hypocrisy is evident.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: wagglebee
“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,” he said. “The Sebelius court joined Planned Parenthood to file this complaint, appointed the prosecutor, appointed the panel and will make the final decision. ”

We are in NAZI Germany. We have the most corrupt government in my lifetime.

8 posted on 10/14/2011 4:46:11 PM PDT by olezip
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To: wagglebee
Sebellius is a scarey woman, and she is in a position of HUGE power in Obamacare.

I am disgusted with Boehner and his lack of action on defunding Obamacare. Bachmann brought an action to the floor to defund the 105 bil Pelosi put into the Obamacare bill to set it up, and the House wouldn't even defund that. Consequently, it keeps going forward while they wait on all the court cases. That could backfire, just as the Campaign Finance did. Bush didn't vetoe it, so the Repubs said, just wait, the SC will knock it down, but didn't happen.

I do hope this attorney can overcome these evil people.

vaudine

9 posted on 10/14/2011 4:47:18 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: wagglebee

“This is an abomination! “ Yes, it is but not at all surprising.


10 posted on 10/14/2011 4:56:52 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: vaudine

What always amazes me is that a Sebilious gets elected in Kansas...or a Ben Nelson in Nebraska...or Jennifer Granholm or on and on.......Ultimately who is to blame when their chickens come home to roost...voters


11 posted on 10/14/2011 5:11:37 PM PDT by Conservateacher
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To: wagglebee

There were those that believed they were serving God when they crucified our Lord Jesus Christ, His disciples, and His Apostles.

Even in our times, there are those that hate His Church, and would destroy it if it were possible.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 5:21:06 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: wagglebee

There were those that believed they were serving God when they crucified our Lord Jesus Christ, His disciples, and His Apostles.

Even in our times, there are those that hate His Church, and would destroy it if it were possible.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 5:22:02 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: wagglebee

““motivated by dishonesty and selfishness.””

That’s the ticket, it’s selfish to protect and defend the unborn.

What an upside down world we live in.

This man will be rewarded in so many ways — the libs can’t even comprehend.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 5:23:54 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Conservateacher
Yep! Sad, but it is no longer the Kansas of Dorothy and Toto.

vaudine

15 posted on 10/14/2011 6:01:18 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: wagglebee; Absolutely Nobama; Elendur; it_ürür; Bockscar; Mary Kochan; Bed_Zeppelin; ...

“Scrutinized, the merits of the disciplinary charges against Mr. Kline seem unusual, if not bizarre. Citing Kline’s ‘strong personal anti-abortion beliefs’ as grounds for revoking his law license, as did Stanton A. Hazlett of the Kansas Office of Disciplinary Administration in his letter detailing the charges, seems a rather transparent attempt to destroy Mr. Kline personally on account of his beliefs and to intimidate anyone who stands in the way of the political goals of the pro-abortion movement,” he said.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 6:27:02 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: wagglebee

Persecuted for doing the right thing. Is Nero around?


17 posted on 10/14/2011 6:36:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

contact jay sekulow.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:14 PM PDT by ken21
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To: CORedneck

This is BS and rotten Kansas politics.


19 posted on 10/14/2011 7:01:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: wagglebee

“A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that Kline has his law license indefinitely suspended because of his conduct during criminal investigations of the abortion business...”

Leftists never follow the constitution nor the rule of law. Return the favor: arrest the panel and throw them in prison. No trial, no judge and no jury, which is exactly what these Nazis did.

We’re at war. Let’s start acting like it.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 7:02:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: wagglebee

He should now file a civil rights action in federal court where he is sure to win a lot of money.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 7:20:19 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: wagglebee

The citizens of Kansas are an aomination for electing Sebelius just as the majority of citizens in my state are for electing Malloy.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 7:25:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: wagglebee

When those public officials tasked with dispensing justice and or redress fail in the performance of their duty the people must remove to their own hands the reins of power. Remove from their positions those officials at fault and have them charged with harassment undercover of law, obstruction of justice and complicity in statutory rape among other charges. If no other officials will do their duty then the people have no recourse but to try them themselves and simply shoot those found guilty.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 10:54:26 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: wagglebee

The Grievance Committee is utterly out of hand. Investigate and punish each and every one voting for this outrage against Phill Kline for being a diligent public servant. Governor Brownback, having succeeded that abortionist-loving hack Sebelius, needs to clean the stable she left behind. The Kansas Demonrat Parry needs to pay the price now and forever for the evils of Sebelius perpetrated in support of Killer Tiller of Wichita and Planned Barrenhood. If anyone can investigate and find paw prints of Planned Barrenhood on this persecution, the State of Kansas should go after them for obstruction of justice and any other charge that fits. Needless to say, Kline should engage the services of a nuclear trial attorney like Gerry Spence of Wyoming to civilly punish those responsible. Spence did not agree with Randy Weaver but he did a magnificent job for the Weaver family in the highest traditions of the Bar.


24 posted on 10/15/2011 5:42:54 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: wagglebee

Lord, we beseech you, lead Thy servant Phill Kline to victory, confuse his enemies, forgive the people of Kansas, cleanse Thy Church of every blemish, and protect Thy children born and unborn.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in the company of saints in heaven we pray, amen.


25 posted on 10/15/2011 9:21:49 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

Amen!!


26 posted on 10/18/2011 9:45:10 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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