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Judge orders Kan. city councilman to vacate seat

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) -- A Johnson County judge has ordered a city councilman to vacate his seat for using "breathtakingly bad judgment" when he allowed a homeless friend to spend four nights at City Hall.

District Judge David Hauber on Friday said Prairie Village councilman David Morrison ignored common sense last October when he took Kelley Malone to City Hall.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/H3eREP) reports Morrison claimed he was only trying to help his friend, who feared for his life because he thought a gang or hit man was after him.

Morrison apologized to the City Council last year and has said he didn't gain anything by his actions.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe pursued the ouster case at the request of the council.