Criminal Procedure

Ky. Judge Ordered to Allow Prosecutors to Make Objections

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A Kentucky judge who had an unwritten no-objections policy as far as prosecutors in his courtroom were concerned is going to have to reverse course.

A Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled today that District Judge Sean Delahanty must allow prosecutors to object when he is hearing criminal cases, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“However, [Circuit Judge Susan Schultz] Gibson did not find the policy illegal, as the county attorney’s office has requested, saying she needed more time to look into the arguments from both sides,” the newspaper reports.

As detailed in an earlier post, Delahanty threatened last month to hold a prosecutor in contempt for making too many objections during a probable cause hearing.

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