Ethics hearing for ex-Kansas AG Kline to resume in July

After more than a week of grueling testimony, Phill Kline’s ethics hearing came to an end this afternoon.

But this was just round one. The hearing will resume for four more days on July 19, when the state disciplinary administrator will continue making his ethics case against Kline.

Kline is facing charges that he misled and defied judges and mishandled evidence during his investigation of Planned Parenthood and George Tiller’s abortion clinic in Wichita.

Kline was a Republican attorney general and Johnson County district attorney at the time of the investigations.

Kline testified for more than 20 hours in the eight-day hearing. He maintained his legal tactics were sound and his cause just in his efforts to bring charges against Tiller and Planned Parenthood.

Kline’s attorney submitted an approximately 150-page motion, asking for the complaint to be dismissed. The disciplinary administrator has 14 days to respond to Kline’s motion; Kline will have 14 days to respond to the administrator, officials said.

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