This is hardly surprising, especially after he received Operation Rescue’s man of the year award: Outgoing Attorney General Phill Kline filed 11th-hour criminal charges Friday in Sedgwick County against abortion clinic doctor George Tiller, whose attorney, Dan Monnat, called the filing "the last gasp of a defeated and discredited politician."
The misdemeanor charges accuse Tiller of improperly finding that multiple patients’ mental health would be seriously harmed if they did not have abortions, and of not properly reporting some late-term abortions to the state — a charge that Monnat described as "hypertechnical."
Now we’ll see whether Kline, after years of legal haggling and expense, has anything significant that will stand up in court.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
UPDATE: District Judge Paul Clark has dismissed all the charges against Tiller. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston requested the dismissal noting that Kline doesn’t have legal authority to unilaterally pursue criminal charges.