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Van Meteren to appeal $7500 Fine for Free Speech in District Court

Kris Van Meteren interacts with Attorney Ryan Kriegshauser before $7500 fine was announced

Kris Van Meteren interacts with Attorney Ryan Kriegshauser before $7500 fine was announced in February

At the March 18 Kansas Governmental Ethics meeting, the Commission passed a motion to make available the documentation from the Kris Van Meteren case from February to the Attorney General and the Shawnee County District Attorney.  The information was to only be released if requested.

Ethics Commission chair, Sabrina Standifer, announced “… to clarify:  to date we have not gotten notice of an appeal, but the time period is not up.” Less than three hours later the appeal was filed in Shawnee County District Court, and the General Counsel for the Ethics Commission, Judy Moler, was notified.

Van Meteren’s Petition for Judicial Review was filed by attorney Caleb Stegall in Shawnee County District Court, and gave these reasons for the Court to overrule the $7500 fine imposed by the Ethics Commission in February: Read the rest of this entry »