Incoming JoCo DA Won't Reopen Ex-Kansas AG Case

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ Incoming Johnson County District Attorney
Steve Howe says he does not plan to reopen an investigation of
former Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison.

Two special prosecutors announced yesterday that they weren't filing charges against Morrison for his actions during an extramarital affair that forced him out of office.

The prosecutors were appointed by District Attorney Phill Kline. Howe defeated Kline in the Republican primary in August and then won the general election.

Asked Thursday about the special prosecutors' decision in Morrison's case, Howe said, ``On first blush, it looks like that would end the discussion about it.''

Kline said Wednesday that he has ``full faith'' in the special prosecutors' decision.