Phill Kline got slapped down today by the Kansas Supreme Court for mishandling abortion clinic patient records. The court unanimously ordered that Kline give to the Attorney General’s Office copies of records that he transferred to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office after he lost his re-election as attorney general. By a 5-2 vote, the high court also declared that Kline should be sanctioned for a series of actions he took in the case. In addition to transferring the records, the records were not properly safeguarded. A Kline investigator said he kept copies of the sensitive records in a Rubbermaid container in his dining room for several weeks, and other Kline officials said they stored records in cars and homes – and copied them at a Kinko’s in downtown Topeka on the day Kline left the Attorney General’s Office.
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