Kline's Lawyer For Another Recusal In Ethics Case

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Lawyers for former Attorney General Phill Kline suggest in a court filing that one of two remaining Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse himself from hearing Kline's disciplinary case.

The ethics violation allegations stem from an investigation of abortion providers that Kline began when he was attorney general from 2003-2007. The state Board for Discipline of Attorneys said Kline misled officials or allowed subordinates to mislead others. Kline has disputed the allegations.

Five of the seven justices recused themselves May 18 from the Kline case. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/KW4eAC ) that Kline's lawyers filed the ``Suggestion for Recusal of Justice Dan Biles'' May 30. The filing said in part that Biles and Kline clashed over education financing.

Court spokesman Ron Keefover said as of Friday, Biles hadn't recused himself.

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