The cost to Kansas taxpayers for former Attorney General Phill Kline's revolving door of lawyers to defend his ragged law license.
The cost to Kansas taxpayers for Kline's "investigations" against Dr. George Tiller, Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health care providers.
What we now know:
Kansas taxpayers through the offices and staff of current Attorney General Derek Smith paid $644,000 to outside law firms to defend the state's anti-abortion laws. (AP wire story.)
Read below of more wasted Kansas tax dollars courtesy the offices and staff of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
ATTN: Dr. Gary L. Counselman, President KSBHA
Counselman & Wade Chiropractic
1408 Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, Ks. 66612
Ref.: Ann K. Neuhaus, M.D.
Enclosure: 01/Nov/2011, Dr. Michael First letter
“Between grief and nothing. I’ll take grief.” - Wm. Faulkner
A quibble to KSBHA:
- KSBHA Expert Witness from Georgetown U., Dr. Liza Gold charges a total of $46,839.91; first on Sept. 19 - $35,789.93 which includes air fare, then on Nov. 7, 2011 - $11,049.98 for food.
- Dr. Gold (see transcript) she does not treat pregnant women, as forensic psychiatrist, or can imagine a pregnancy warranting an abortion. Has malnourishment influenced her judgement?
- How can Dr. Michael B. First, after reading Gold’s transcription politely enumerate the “misstatements of fact” in the expensive testimony? Dr. First wrote the book that Dr. Gold and tens of thousands use to diagnose patients across North America. He didn’t charge Kansas taxpayers one dime.
Administrative Judge Ed Gaschler charged $4,445.00, threw out all legal arguments defending Neuhaus, claimed she endangered her patients’ lives for the lack of a cover letter and a signature, then rules out her only witness, K. Allen Greiner, M.D. (cost $2,564.05).
The total cost to discredit and defame Ann K. Neuhaus, M.D. including the KSBHA expert witness Dr. Liza Gold ($75,030.91) is listed as $92,672,44.
All this from a filed complaint initiated by a convicted clinic bomber and known associate of Dr. Tiller’s killer, Scott Roeder.
- Dr. Michael First – DTREE expert – letter Dr. First is arguably the world’s foremost expert on the DSM and the computer program, DTREE which is based on it. The letter clearly explains the critical misinformation or misrepresentations in Dr. Gold’s testimony, which were accepted at face value by Mr. Gaschler in his opinion.