Ethics Complaint Dropped in Tiller Case

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An ethics complaint against a judge in Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller's case has been dismissed. A state panel says it won't discipline a Sedgwick county judge for dismissing the criminal case against Tiller.

Abortion opponents were upset about campaign contributions judge Paul Clark received in 2004, and they filed a complaint. Clark received donations of $500 each from a law firm representing Tiller, the district attorney and her husband.

The panel concluded Clark had no knowledge of the contributions, citing that he left the filing of finance reports to his campaign treasurer.