Posts Tagged ‘clark owens’

KFL on still-unresolved case with illegal late-term abortions

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

From KFL:

Judge Clark Owens rejects the motion to dismiss the charges against Tiller.

About a year ago, Tiller’s attorneys made a motion to dismiss all the charges against Dr. George Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist in Wichita.  The attorneys called witness after witness including two former Attorneys General.  They questioned every document and questioned every witness until all options were exhausted.  They made several implications, innuendos, and suppositions about the charges trying to detract from the actual evidence.

Judge Clark Owens listened patiently to all the witnesses and all the arguments.  Seldom did he overrule an objection and actually extended extra time to Tiller’s attorneys when they requested it.  Judge Owens studied voluminous documents.

The result:  The highest paid attorneys, working for the infamous George Tiller, presenting their best case and bringing all their powerful influence; could not get the charges dismissed.  The Rule of Law is still alive in Sedgwick County.

Tiller will be going to trial.

AND he will be tried on the evidence and the merits of the case – period.

Finally, be aware that Tiller’s attorneys do not want the real evidence submitted to the Court, so we are sure there will be many more objections, appeals, and other antics designed to delay the inevitable.

But today, we thank God for Judge Owens’ ruling.

Kline didn’t ask for records, but abortionist and KC Star attempt to create story

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

KansasLiberty.com:

But lawyers for Tiller said in court documents that abortion records related to the case had been mailed to Kline’s new home in Virginia. That, they alleged, constituted a further demonstration of “outrageous” prosecutorial conduct by Kline, who, as Kansas Attorney General, first initiated the investigation of the Wichita clinic operator.

Tiller faces 19 criminal counts alleging violations of Kansas abortion law in Sedgwick County District Court. Judge Clark Owens is expected to rule soon on motions by Tiller’s lawyers that evidence be suppressed or the case dismissed. If the judge denies the motions, a trial is expected to begin March 16.

Caleb Stegall, a lawyer who has represented Kline in the past, said Kline had not requested the records and that a misunderstanding led to their mailing.