Judge Who Dismissed Charges Against Abortionist Concealed Financial Ties With Tiller / ‘Roe’ Pleads with Kansans to Charge Tiller

A Kansas legislator has filed a complaint claiming judicial misconduct against a district judge, who failed to disclose his financial ties to the state’s most notorious abortion provider before tossing the 30 misdemeanor charges against him. State Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, has alleged District Judge Paul W. Clark committed judicial misconduct in the investigation of abortionist George Tiller, who was under investigation by then-Attorney General Phil Kline for illegal late-term abortions, failures to report properly the details to state health officials, and failure to report suspected child sexual abuse. “Judge Clark failed to disclose on the record his financial ties with abortionist Tiller and D.A. Foulston while ruling in their favor,” reads the complaint lodged today by Huelskamp with the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications (KCJQ). The complaint requests the KCJQ “take appropriate disciplinary action, and thereby preserve and protect the public trust in the judicial system of the State of Kansas.” For two years, outgoing Attorney General Phil Kline pursued an investigation into Tiller’s activities resulting in 30 criminal misdemeanor charges. However, Dec. 22, 2006, Judge Clark dismissed the charges – a day after Kline filed his criminal case – at the behest of Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston, who claimed the AG had no jurisdiction in the matter unless she gave her consent, and she had no intention of prosecuting Tiller. Operation Rescue (OR) investigated and exposed Judge Clark’s campaign finance ties with Dan Monnet, the attorney representing Tiller, and with DA Foulston. Records show they both contributed $500 to Clark’s election campaign in 2004. Judge Clark held the hearing with Monnet and Foulston present, but...