Within hours of Phill Kline’s last attempt to intimidate Wichita-area doctor George Tiller, a state judge tossed out 30 misdemeanor charges.
Judge Paul Clark agreed to local district attorney Nola Foulston’s request, finding that Kline had filed those indictments “without invitation, request or acquiescence of the duly elected and authorized District Attorney.”
And so Phill Kline will end his term in office the way he always operated: violating the law to burnish his culture warrior credentials. Maybe Operation Rescue will name him Man of the Year next year also.
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, so Foulston or incoming AG Paul Morrison may file charges on the same evidence at a later date if it is deemed appropriate.