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Kansas Supreme Court Crushes Hopes for Justice in Case Against Former AG Phill Kline

The Kansas Supreme Court has handed down its decision in In the Matter of Phillip D. Kline, the disciplinary action against former State Attorney General Phill Kline. In its decision issued Friday, the Court continued in its course of political pandering and decided against Mr. Kline who was found to have been in violation of …

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Summer 2013 Supreme Court Grants Review of Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law On June 24, 2013 the Supreme Court announced that it will review a decision of the First Circuit upholding a Massachusetts law that severely restricts the free speech of pro-life advocates. Life Legal Defense Foundation filed an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief …

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[This article was printed in Lifeline Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (Winter 2014) [PDF] CASES TO WATCH: Mississippi v. Ester Mann, Harriet Ashley, and Ron Nederhoed (Miss.)—Sidewalk counselors arrested for obstructing the sidewalk while peacefully praying and holding signs on the public sidewalk outside Mississippi’s last standing abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Jackson Police Department officers claim that …

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How Will Kansas Supreme Court Rule in Kline Disciplinary Action?

Nov. 15, 2012: Today former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline faced a final hearing on discipline from the Kansas Supreme court for claimed ethics violations which could include possible disbarment. These alleged violations stem from Kline’s investigation into abortion practices, both late-term abortions and abortionists’ failure to report statutory rape. Last month, the Life Legal …

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LLDF Urges Kansas Supreme Court to Abandon Findings Against Former AG Kline

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, LLDF filed an Amicus brief with the Kansas Supreme Court in the disciplinary case In the Matter of Phill Kline. Phill Kline earned national attention when, as Attorney General of Kansas, he investigated and charged abortion providers in his state for their failure to report suspected child sex abuse. Although …

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Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline Files Yet Another Recusal Motion: Kansas Supreme Court Judge Biased

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline Files Yet Another Recusal Motion:  Kansas Supreme Court Judge Biased Life Legal Defense Foundation continues to support Phill Kline, whose attorneys just filed a motion requesting the Court order Judge Karen Arnold-Burger to recuse herself from a case against the former Kansas Attorney General.  Kline is charged with alleged …

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Trial Court Dismisses All Criminal Charges Against Pastor Walter Hoye

  NEWS RELEASE Contact: Allison K. Aranda, Staff Counsel (951) 541-9327 Oakland, Calif.: The Life Legal Defense Foundation announces that all criminal charges against Pastor Hoye have been dropped. Just three months ago, an appellate court overturned Pastor Walter Hoye’s criminal conviction for violating Oakland’s “Mother May I” law restricting sidewalk counseling. In a jury trial …

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Appellate Court Overturns Walter Hoye’s Conviction

OAKLAND, Calif.: An appellate court overturned Elder Walter Hoye’s criminal conviction for violating Oakland’s “Mother May I” law restricting sidewalk counseling. In a jury trial in 2009, Hoye was found guilty of two counts of unlawfully approaching women seeking abortions at an Oakland abortion clinic; the court sentenced him to 30 days in jail and an …

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