Appointment lends appearance of impropriety to a case already suspected of corruption.

Topeka, KS — An attorney representing abortionist George R. Tiller has been appointed by pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Sentencing Commission while a campaign contribution he made to the judge who dismissed 30 criminal charges against his client remains the subject of an ethics complaint. Sebelius political campaigns have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Tiller.
It was announced in the April 5, 2007, edition of the Kansas Register (pg. 437), a publication of the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, that Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrior Law Firm received the gubernatorial appointment.
“One almost needs a flow chart to keep track of all the apparent monkey business between those involved in the dismissal of criminal charges against Tiller,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This appointment obviously smacks of political payback. It is very clear that the governor is thumbing her nose at those who are trying to restore some semblance of honesty to the system.”
An ethics complaint was filed on March 22, 2007, against Judge Paul Clark after it was discovered that he did not disclose contributions made to his election campaign from Monnat’s law firm and from District Attorney Nola Foulston, also an abortion supporter and reputed friend of Tiller’s, who requested the charges against a Tiller be dropped. The complaint states that Clark should have recused himself from the case.
The Kansas Commission of Judicial Qualifications met behind closed doors Friday to discuss the complaint, but the outcome of the meeting will not be known until the KCJQ notifies State Sen. Tim Huelskemp, the main complainant, of their intentions by letter.
The Tiller charges were the result of a three-year investigation conducted by former Attorney General Phill Kline. The thirty counts were all related to illegal late-term abortions and improper reporting of those abortions.