Kentucky

Religious Law

This group is defending Kentucky clerk and others who refuse to issue gay-marriage licenses

U.S. Supreme Court

Defiant county clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses despite SCOTUS action

Court Security

Defendant overpowers bailiff, fatally shoots himself with bailiff’s gun in courthouse elevator

Government Law

6th Circuit nixes stay for clerk appealing federal court order requiring her to perform marriages

Criminal Justice

Mentally ill man gets 20 years in slaying of prominent defense attorney

Constitutional Law

Clerk’s office defies federal judge’s order to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Disability Law

Suit claims painful shackling of school kids with ADHD violates Constitution and disability law

Prosecutors

Prosecutor is fired after his apology for alleged flippant remarks is found to be lacking

Criminal Justice

Suspect pleads guilty but mentally ill in slaying of attorney

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for 2 years over wine-shoplifting incident and the way he handled it

Legal Ethics

Judge suspended, accused of threatening ‘bullet in the head’ for cops

Trials & Litigation

Judge jails woman who refused to testify; prosecutors, 2 other judges help win her release

Disability Law

Widow’s suit blames disability lawyer for her husband’s suicide

Business of Law

Lawyer’s idea spawns industry that finds successful accident plaintiffs to repay insurers

Disability Law

Disability lawyer who made $22M cleared by probe, his lawyer says, but SSA axes some client benefits

Criminal Justice

Man on lawn mower charged with public intoxication; police say BAC was 5 times legal limit

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict girlfriend in lawyer’s murder; prosecutor argued she was a ‘manipulator’

Criminal Justice

Girlfriend in lawyer slaying case said she acted in self-defense when ‘the hillbilly came out in me’

Legal Ethics

Offended by victim-impact statement, judge comments on Facebook; is it an ethics violation?

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop