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Friday, February 11, 2011

Judge Jeffrey Goering's Conflict Of Interest

Feb. 11th, 2011

Kate Sheppard writes for Mother Jones:

"The Kansas judge who last week barred a doctor from providing abortion services in her Wichita office has, in the past, supported anti-abortion causes, according to state election records. His contribution to a political operation run by abortion foes raises questions about whether his personal views on abortion pose a conflict of interest in the case.

Last Monday, Judge Jeffrey Goering granted a temporary restraining order barring Dr. Mila Means from offering abortions in her Wichita office, which had been requested by the buliding's owner, Foliage Development Inc. In October 2009, Goering made a $100 donation to the Kansans for Life Political Action Committee. The PAC is connected to Kansans for Life, one of the groups leading the campaign to keep Means from providing abortions in Wichita."

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