From the Kansas
published on April 5 by the Kansas Secretary of State:
Executive appointments made by the Governor, and in some cases by
other state officials, are filed with the Secretary of Stateís office.
A complete listing of Kansas state agencies, boards and commissions, and
county officials are included in the Kansas Directory, which is
available on the Secretary of Stateís Web site at www.kssos.org.
The following appointments were recently filed with the Secretary of
Kansas Sentencing Commission
Drees, 2604 Donald Drive, Hays, 67601.
Term expires June 30, 2007. Succeeds Paul J. Morrison.
Monnat, 1435 Lieunett, Wichita,
Term expires June 30, 2007. Succeeds Kathleen M. Lynch.
Both Drees and Monnat are Democrats.
Recent news stories mentioning Dan Monnat as Tillerís attorney (or
see the ones on Monnat's web site):
AP, 11/4/2006, Tiller to seek investigation of Kline, O'Reilly
... Tiller's attorneys, Pedro Irigonegaray, of Topeka, and Lee
Thompson and Dan Monnat, of Wichita, issued a joint statement
decrying the "national media event." ...
KC Star/AP, 12/22/2006, Attorney: Kline files
criminal charges against Tiller
TOPEKA, Kan. - Recently defeated Attorney General Phill Kline, a
vocal opponent of abortion, has filed criminal charges against
Wichita-based physician and abortion provider Dr. George Tiller,
Tiller's attorney said Friday.
Attorney Dan Monnat did not identify the charges, and
officials in Kline's office have not returned calls seeking comment.
Monnat was scheduled to discuss the charges at a news conference
scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in Wichita.
Monnat's statement follows a report by Wichita television
station KAKE, citing unnamed sources that Kline was seen Thursday at
the Sedgwick County Courthouse. ...
Press release by Tillerís
Contacts: Lee Thompson: 267-3933 December 22, 2006 207-4115
Dan Monnat: 264-2800, 214-8301
The following statement is issued by Lee Thompson and Dan
Monnat, attorneys for Dr. George Tiller. They will be available at
11:15 AM at the Thompson Law Firm, LLC, 106 E 2nd, Wichita, KS
The filing of criminal charges by Phill Kline is the last gasp
of a defeated and discredited politician. Rather than exercising his
duty as a prosecutor to see that justice is done, he has chosen to
engage in a malicious and spiteful prosecution on the eve of
Court Case by Planned Parenthood/Tiller's Clinic against Kline in the
Kansas Supreme Court:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS
ALPHA MEDICAL CLINIC AND BETA MEDICAL CLINIC,
HONORABLE RICHARD ANDERSON, JUDGE OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL DISTRICT, SHAWNEE COUNTY, KANSAS, AND PHILL KLINE,
ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS,
SYLLABUS BY THE COURT. . .
Original action in mandamus. Opinion filed February 3, 2006. Writ
of mandamus granted.
Lee Thompson, of Thompson Law Firm, LLC, of Wichita, argued the
cause, and Daniel E. Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered,
of Wichita, Pedro L. Irigonegaray, Robert V. Eye, and Elizabeth R.
Herbert, of Irigonegaray & Associates, of Topeka, Douglas N.
Ghertner and Robert A. Stopperan, of Slagle, Bernard & Gorman, P.C.,
of Kansas City, Missouri, Roger Evans, of New York, New York, and Helene
T. Krasnoff, of Washington, D.C., were with him on the briefs for
Eric K. Rucker, chief deputy attorney general, and Robert T.
Stephan, special assistant attorney general, argued the cause, and Jared
S. Maag, deputy attorney general, Stephen D. Maxwell, senior assistant
attorney general, and Kristafer Ailslieger, assistant attorney general,
were with him on the brief for respondent Phill Kline.
This decision by the Kansas
Supreme Court slowed the abortion investigation by Attorney General
Phill Kline and actually allowed sexual predators to be notified that
they were being investigated.
Recent news story mentioning Drees' appointment but not Monnat's:
Ellis County attorney to fill Morrison's spot on sentencing panel, Hays
Daily News, 3/21/2007
Tom Drees is ready to get moving in his new role as a member of
the Kansas Sentencing Commission.
Technically, he's going to have to work fast.
That's because Drees, who also serves as Ellis County attorney,
only has until the end of June to make a difference on the committee.
He is, however, hoping Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will see fit to
reappoint him to the position.
Drees was appointed last week to the commission to fill the
unexpired term of Paul Morrison, who, as Kansas attorney general, now
has his own slot on the commission. It was, in fact, Morrison who
recommended Drees for the vacant spot.
Drees had expressed an interest in the position, which, under
legislative direction, sets out a range of guidelines to be used by
judges in sentencing criminal offenders. ...
to a press release from Governor Sebelius in 2003 when she appointed
Paul Morrison to this Commisison:
Each appointee will serve a 2-year term. The Kansas Sentencing
Commission develops post-implementation monitoring procedures and
reporting methods to evaluate guideline sentences; advises and consults
with Secretary of Corrections on various issues; consults and advises
legislature as to implementation management, monitoring, maintenance and
operations of the sentencing guidelines system.
Where is the Sebelius press release explaining why Monnat was appointed
to this position? Why was Tiller's attorney chosen by Sebelius, when
she has benefited directly from Tiller's political money, and indirectly
contributions to the Kansas Democratic Party and candidates?