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A research attorney for a Kansas Court of Appeals judge has been temporarily suspended from her job pending an investigation about tweets she posted during a court hearing in former Attorney General Phill Kline's ethics case.
Ron Keefover, spokesman for the judicial branch, said Sarah Peterson Herr was suspended Friday while an investigation is conducted. She is a research attorney for Judge Christel Marquardt.
The tweets were posted Thursday during a Kansas Supreme Court hearing deciding whether Kline's law license should be indefinitely suspended for his conduct during investigations of abortion providers.
The tweets predicted that Kline would be disbarred for seven years. They also included several disparaging comments about Kline and his actions in the courtroom.
Messages left for Herr and Kline weren't immediately returned.