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Former AG Phill Kline's law license a matter of constitutional debate

Source: 
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Author: 
Justin Wingerter
Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

"The Kansas Supreme Court must consist of seven justices, the state’s constitution says, and 'not fewer than four justices shall be necessary for a decision.'

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"In May 2012, as Kline faced a hearing before the high court that would determine whether he could practice law in Kansas, his attorneys requested two Kansas Supreme Court justices — Carol Beier and Lawton Nuss — recuse themselves from his case because of their previous rulings against Kline. The attorneys also suggested that three other justices consider recusing themselves.

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'The Kansas Supreme Court has not addressed this precise issue,' said Richard Levy, a University of Kansas law professor, 'but in other states it has been enough to appoint special justices.'"