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Civil Rights

2007 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2007.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2007


John Hanna
Has Tiller become Kline's great white whale?
Hutchinson News, 1/1/2007


John Hanna
Has Tiller case become Kline's great white whale?
Lawrence Journal World, 1/2/2007


Mary Sanchez
Dubious tactics in fight to outlaw abortion
Kansas City Star, 1/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dave Stephens
Voice of reason, necessity
Hutchinson News, 1/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jonathan Kealing
Californian behind calls against Morrison
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Abortion case back before judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2007

Roxana Hegeman
Special prosecutor wants charges reinstated against abortion doctor
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Prosecutor asks court to reinstate case against abortion doctor
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Brent Castillo
Is it radical to want to protect unborn?
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


McClatchy Wire Services
Prosecutor asks that Tiller charges be reinstates
Olathe Daily News, 1/4/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Prosecutor takes aim at Tiller
Salina Journal, 1/4/2007


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Morrison on abortion case: 'We'll give those charges the attention they deserve'
Johnson County Sun, 1/4/2007


John Hanna
Tiller charges sought again
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Bill targets pickets at funerals
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


John Hanna
Dr. Tiller the focus of last-gasp effort
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


Karyl Graves
Fetal rights [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2007


John Hanna
Kline's prosecutor seeks to revive Tiller charges
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2007


John Hanna
Prosecutor asks high court to revive Tiller charges
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2007


Tom Bell
Morrison shouldn't drop probe
Salina Journal, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bill and Sharon Scheffler
Phill Kline is right [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
Domestic partnership registry would be 1st in state
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2007


Scott Rothschild
Morrison to fire Tiller prosecutor
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2007


John Hanna
Dr. Tiller
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/9/2007


Jason Paul Dean
Abortion is abuse [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
Domestic partnership registry moves ahead
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2007


Dave Toplikar
Events celebrate civil rights hero all week long
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2007


John Hanna
Morrison fires Tiller prosecutor
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2007


Foulston calls Kline on abuse claims
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Prosecutor says doctor complied
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Ron Sylvester
Clinic investigation D.A.: Tiller properly reported abortions
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Wichita D.A.: Tiller reported suspected abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


Associated Press
Tiller reported suspected abuse, prosecutor says
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rachael Logan
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration a call for unity
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007


Associated Press
Across Kansas Denver|Discrimination lawsuit upheld
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]

Another session, more attempts to block the Phelpses
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Outgoing prosecutor: Go after Tiller
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2007


Hurst Laviana
McKinney tells AG: Keep after Tiller
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Hurst Laviana
Report urges further investigation of Tiller
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Prosecutor submits recommendations in Tiller case
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2007


Jan Biles
A dream come true? These men aren't so sure
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007


Phil Anderson
Lawyer recalls Dr. King visit
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007


James Carlson
Even without a bill on abortion, it's a hot topic
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2007


Associated Press
Proposal to protect fetuses caught in abortion debate
Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/2007


Time for state to protect babies from violence [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 1/18/2007


Steve Cadue
Include all in dream [letters to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2007


Joe Rodriguez
Police brace for anti-abortion protests
Wichita Eagle, 1/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Wichita focus of pro-life group
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2007


Kathy Hanks
Teens march to protest abortion
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Morrison not sure he has all records in abortion investigation
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Few heed Operation Rescue's call for abortion protest
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2007


Deb Gruver and Fred Mann
Protests target clinic, DA's office
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Morrison, Kline argue abortion file whereabouts
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Few heed call for protest
Salina Journal, 1/20/2007


Associated Press
Morrison unsure if he has all the records
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2007


David Klepper
Abortion files lead to new dustup
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Morrison not sure he has all patient records
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/20/2007


If soldiers need protection from predatory loans, doesn't everyone?
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2007


Joe Rodriguez
Mental health issue drives abortion debate
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2007

Karen Shideler
Abortion history
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2007


Deb Gruver
Amid politics & protesters
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2007


Amanda O'Toole
Kline rallies anti-abortion efforts
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
County D.A. leaves case to Morrison
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007


Anna Staatz
Protesters mark Roe v. Wade
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007


Joe Rodriguez
Foulston rebuffs abortion activists
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Sedgwick County DA refers abortion case to Morrison
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2007


Sam Hananel
Brownback, Hunter court conservatives at anti-abortion rally
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007
Roxanna Hegeman
DA punts abortion case to state
Junction City Daily Union, 1/23/2007

Marla Patrick
Extreme measures
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ann M. Doyle
Poor word choice [letters to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 1/25/2007


David Klepper
Abortion loophole or legal prudence?
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Lynn Franey
Coalition answers immigration foes
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Domestic partnership registry opposed
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2007


The Capital-Journal
Organization to honor black leaders of Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2007


Scott Rothschild
Legislator wants to stop domestic registry plan in Lawrence
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2007


Domestic partnerships
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2007


Christina M. Woods
Program brings together minority youths, leaders
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Taylor Atkins
Black men honored at ceremony
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2007


Christina M. Woods
Black lawmakers plan public meeting at WSU
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Anti-discrimination bill debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2007


Hearing looks at ban on sexual orientation bias
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2007


Carl Manning
Sexual orientation discrimination bill considered
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Panel weighs discrimination ban
Iola Register, 2/7/2007

Scott Rothschild
Panel considers sexual-orientation discrimination ban
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2007


Mark McCormick
Civil rights fight set an example
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
'Alexa's Law' held up in committee
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Marlene Hermes
Intrusion with vaccine [letter to the editor]
Salina Journal, 2/12/2007


Carl Burkhead
God's law [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2007


Scott Rothschild
Discrimination ban bill stalls in committee
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2007


John Hanna
Kline's case against Tiller now dead
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/14/2007


Associated Press
High court ends case against Tiller
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
House OKs protection for fetuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2007


Kline's case against abortion doctor finished
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2007


Associated Press
Kline's charges against Tiller dismissed
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Former AG's case against abortion doctor now dead
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007


Associated Press
Abortion case dropped
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2007


John Hanna
Court dismisses cases against abortion doctor
Salina Journal, 2/15/2007


John Hanna
'Alexa's Law' advances: critics question need for it
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2007


Scott Rothschild
Speakers defend Lawrence registry
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2007


John Hanna
House advances 'Alexa's Law'
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2007


Dion Lefler
'Alexa's Law' passes House on voice vote
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Morris News Service
House tentatively approves Alexa's Law
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/16/2007


Jim Sullinger
Abortion politics weigh on bill
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Shield law bill faces uphill battle
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2007


Associated Press
Photos offer new viewpoints on civil rights movement
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2007


Associated Press
House OKs Alexa's Law protection for fetuses
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mary Sanchez
Watching extremists and the Not-so-extreme [opinion]
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2007
Julie Burkhart
'Alexa's Law' not needed; enforce the existing law
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007

Staff and Wire Services
House gives overwhelming approval for 'Alexa's Law'
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2007


Special to the Olathe News
Committee considers corporal punishment bill; House Oks Alexa's Law
Olathe Daily News, 2/20/2007


Mary Clarkin
Does Rep. Pauls' stance set her apart?
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2007


Kline outlined case, urged pro-lifers to 'stand firm'
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Editorial Board
Neither civil nor right
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Christina M. Woods
Forum tackles black issues
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bill Roy
To the law, abortion wasn't much of a crime
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2007


Scott Rothschild
Committee to consider registry ban
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2007


Bill Roy
Abortions occurred in state long before 1973
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bill would change notice rules for some abortions
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Senate passes bill allowing yard signs
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Women testify in favor of bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2007

Associated Press
Bill may require fetal disposition standards
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2007


Bill Roy
Women who are desperate will find a way
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2007


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Kansas Capitol notebook anti-abortion group promotes separate law on harm to fetus
Kansas City Star, 3/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ron Sylvester
Claims of city racism go to trial
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Celebrating equality
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hendricks
Lesbian kiss falls flatter than a pancake
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Joe Rodriguez
Ministers push to get Tiller charged
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Joe Rodriguez and David Kepper
Kline, pastors talks abortion
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Pastors push legislature to prosecute abortion doctor
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2007


Associated Press
Pastors push Tiller case in Legislature
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/16/2007


Bill Roy
Sixties brought changes in abortion attitudes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2007


Associated Press
State worker's job threatened over bumper sticker
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2007


Tim Carpenter
Sticker shock dying down
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2007


Is offensive bumper sticker a fireable offense?
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Bill addresses custody threats
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Bumper sticker starts free speech debate
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Free speech debate on bumper sticker grows
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2007
Carl Manning
Bill addresses threat of parental abduction
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2007

Carl Manning
Bill helps judges with abduction threats
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Anti-war bumper sticker sparks free speech debate
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2007


Phantom amendments
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2007


Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 3/21/2007


The state and war vulgarities [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/21/2007


Patrick Lowry
Free speech [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/21/2007


Ann Charles
Bummer bumper [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/21/2007


Kansas National Guard Senate confirms first woman general
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2007


John Milburn
Abortion opponents accuse Sedgwick judge of misconduct
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Randy Scholfield
Sticker shocker: Should we give a flip? [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hendricks
Maybe bumper-sticker outcry deals with wrong obscenity
Kansas City Star, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Judge faces ethics complaint
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2007


Sticker shock leave her alone or take it off?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2007


Ron Sylvester
Abortion foes accuse judge of misconduct
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Committee stands against partnership registry
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2007


James Carlson
GOP wants Morrison to act
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


J-W Staff Reports
Parental abductions
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2007


David Klepper
Kansas legislature house republicans want attorney general to act on abortion issue
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Partner registries
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2007


Bill Roy
Whatever the choice, it belongs to the mother
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007


Christina M. Woods
Legislators seek reinstatement of Tiller charges
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Legislators call on A.G. to reinstate Tiller case
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2007


John Hanna
House looks at banning partner registries
Junction City Daily Union, 3/25/2007


The Patriot Guard's mission [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Fred Davis
Speaker motivates with tales of civil rights
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2007


David Klepper
Lawmakers seek action on Tiller
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mary Kay Culp
Lawmakers should force legal filings in Tiller case
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Committee asks Morrison to move on Tiller
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


John Hanna
Committee endorses Tiller charges house panel urges action against Wichita abortion doctor
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2007


John Hanna
Panel pushes A.G. to reopen Tiller case
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mary Kay Culp
Enforce Kansas abortion laws
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/27/2007


John Hanna
Morrison under gun on Tiller
Iola Register, 3/27/2007


Courier Views
Hyperactive pro-life legislators [opinions]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/27/2007


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Morrison rejects Tiller measure
Kansas City Star, 3/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Morrison: I'll decide about Tiller charges
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Phillip Brownlee
Stay out abortion case is Morrison's decision
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark McCormick
Anti-abortion efforts will be Kline's legacy
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Pressure building in abortion inquiry
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


John Hanna
Can Tiller face charges for clinic practices?
Junction City Daily Union, 3/28/2007


John Hanna
Decision on Tiller charges looms
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2007


Special to The Olathe News
House backs off pressure for Tiller charges
Olathe Daily News, 3/29/2007


James Carlson
Effort against Dr. Tiller fails
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Legislature/AG showdown rules are rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007


David Klepper
Kansas House pulls back from the Tiller prosecution
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2007 [Newsbank article]


You said it sticking to principle
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007


J-W Staff Reports
Number of abortions in Kansas increases
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2007


John Hanna
Speaker: House won't vote until wrapup on Tiller case
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/30/2007


Peter Hancock
House scheme would turn legislators into prosecutors
Metro News, 3/30/2007


Letters to the editor
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2007


Tom Bell
Justice mustn't be clouded [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/31/2007


David Klepper
Politics vs. profanity
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Ironic, sure, but offensive
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2007


Parsons Sun
Others' views' on bumper stickers:
Junction City Daily Union, 4/2/2007


J-W Staff Reports
Morrison to speak after film screening
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2007


Kathy Ostrowski
Lawmakers doing job
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Frances Borra
Right vs. wrong
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Morrison won't be forced into filing charges
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2007


Associated Press
AG: Registry won't violate state ban
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Partners registry would be legal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2007
Chad Lawhorn
Domestic registry gets nod from AG
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2007

John Hanna
Lawrence ordinance wouldn't violate marriage amendment
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2007


Panel discusses complaint over judge dismissing Tiller charges
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Joe Reitz
Abortions in Kansas [letter to the editor]
Kansas City Star, 4/8/2007


Associated Press
Appointment upsets abortion foes
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Tiller attorney's appointment upsets abortion foes
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2007


Deborah Kline
Wrong about Kline, investigations
Kansas City Star, 4/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Where's the outcry?
Olathe Daily News, 4/12/2007

Chad Lawhorn
Peace and Justice awards honor couple, ACLU
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Banned procedure not used in Wichita
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2007


Sstephanie Simon
Anti-abortion activists look to build on victory
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Officials: Procedure not done in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2007

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