Tiller's Attorney Seek Kline's Personal Notes, Diary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Attorneys defending Dr. George Tiller want access to former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's personal notes and even a diary he kept.

The Wichita physician, his attorneys and Kline returned today to Sedgwick County District Court for a pretrial hearing in a criminal case against Tiller. His attorneys hope to get evidence suppressed or the charges against him, dismissed.

Kline, an anti-abortion Republican, began investigating Tiller in 2003, as attorney general. Kline lost his re-election bid in 2006, but much of the case against Tiller is based on evidence Kline gathered.

Defense attorneys subpoenaed personal notes Kline compiled while attorney general, as well as excerpts from a personal diary. Kline's attorney has objected.

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