That's the title of a National Law Journal report filed by Leigh Jones. concerning former Kansas AG Phillip Kiline.
Former Kansas Attorney General Phillip Kline lost his law license indefinitely on Friday after the Kansas Supreme Court found that he violated lawyer ethics rules in his prosecution of abortion providers.
In a unanimous decision, the court found that Kline, attorney general from 2003 to 2007, demonstrated “overzealous advocacy” and failed to operate “within the bounds of the law.”
Kline, now an assistant professor at Christian-oriented Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Va., can seek readmission to the Kansas bar in three years
The court, in a 154-page decision, found that he gave false court testimony about information obtained during a criminal investigation of abortion providers.
The seven-justice panel also found that he ordered staffers to include court-sealed documents in a public brief and told employees to file court papers containing misleading information. The justices found that Kline “violated his duties to the public, the legal system, and the legal profession.”
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