A professional ethics panel is recommending that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline should have his state law license suspended over his conduct during investigations of abortion providers.
The ruling Thursday was on a complaint alleging that Kline, an anti-abortion Republican, and subordinates misled other officials to further their investigations.
It also accuses them of mishandling abortion patients' private medical records.
Kline strongly disputes the allegations.
The Kansas Supreme Court will review the case and have the final say.
Kline was attorney general from 2003 to 2007, then Johnson County district attorney for two years.
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