Skip to comments.Five Judges Recuse Themselves in Case Attacking Phill Kline
Posted on 05/21/2012 9:06:50 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
Only four days after former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a blistering motion asking that two Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from deciding whether to suspend his law license, the Supremes announced yesterday that FIVE of the seven would be doing so.
Their rationale, according to the The Topeka Capital-Journal:
The five justices voluntarily stepped aside, citing the Kansas Code of Judicial Conduct rule that requires recusal when a judge previously presided as a judge over the matter in another court.
Without ever mentioning Klines motion, the five stated it would not be possible for them to give Kline an unbiased trial, since they had ordered the very disciplinary hearing that resulted in Kline being brought before them.
Court spokesperson Ron Keefover acknowledged the mass exodus was unprecedented. Former Chief Justice Kay McFarland said it was unheard of.
Kline attorney Tom Condit proclaimed a victory but added in a statement the move only demonstrated the case was irretrievably flawed.
This is because the two left to decide Klines case are Sebelius appointees, and the five recusers will choose their own replacements from a lower court.
Kathleen Sebelius is the former pro-abortion governor of Kansas, now U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. Sebelius repeatedly erected political and legal roadblocks to thwart AG Klines investigation of two late-abortion clinics for illegal abortions of children and fraudulent reporting to the state.
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Condit better not crow yet. His client could still get screwed even though EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.
...the two left to decide Kline's case are Sebelius appointees, and the five recusers will choose their own replacements from a lower court.