Kentucky

Civil Rights

Appeals court stops case mid-trial, in latest judge-prosecutor dispute over jury diversity

Criminal Justice

Lawyer tells how she nearly fell for jury duty scam

Criminal Justice

Former law firm office manager gets 27 months for stealing $265K over 30 months

Family Law

Judge faces ethics case after jailing woman who recanted domestic violence claims

Legal Ethics

Facing new conduct probe, Kentucky judge fights back in First Amendment suit

Criminal Justice

Defendant’s apology for shouting N-word gets him a reduced contempt sentence

Constitutional Law

New Facebook post by judge on lack of jury diversity sparks new recusal motion

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court-ordered mediation ends judge-prosecutor dispute; blanket disqualification motion is dropped

Civil Rights

Chief justice orders mediation for top prosecutor and judge in dispute over Facebook posts

Constitutional Law

Kentucky governor restores voting rights of over 100,000 felons, but does he have power to do so?

Legal Ethics

Warrant is issued for the arrest of disbarred fen-phen lawyer after he fails to show up at hearing

Opening Statements

Kentucky’s attempt to keep teens from dropping out of school meets with resistance

Juries

Was judge right to dismiss jury due to lack of black members? Top state court to decide

First Amendment

Federal judge: Psychologist did not need state license to give advice to parents in newspaper column

Trials & Litigation

Disbarred lawyer Stan Chesley sues former fen-phen clients in bid to block collection of about $25M

Religious Law

Kim Davis may have circumvented court orders with modified marriage-license forms, filing says

Legal Ethics

Suit claims lawyer failed to tell police about murder plot revealed by his client

Family Law

Kim Davis says she will not issue marriage licenses, but that deputies may issue ‘unauthorized’ ones

Criminal Justice

Law student is charged with flying drone at stadium during U of Kentucky football season opener

Constitutional Law

Judge frees county clerk from jail, orders her not to interfere with same-sex marriage licensing