Kentucky

345 ABA Journal Kentucky articles.

Evidence of jury racial bias in civil trial requires hearing, 6th Circuit says, citing ‘crackhead’ assumption
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Supreme Court will decide whether Kentucky AG can pick up defense of invalidated abortion law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can intervene to defend an invalidated state abortion law after no other state official would continue to defend it.
Afternoon Briefs: California defends bar exam facial-recognition tech; pants-on-fire lawyer arrested

California bar responds to disparate impact allegation regarding facial recognition technology

After receiving a Feb. 10 demand letter to remove facial recognition technology from the remote bar exam on…

Lawyers smoke cigars, drink wine during Zoom hearings; litigants appear from hair salon or while driving
What happened to decorum? Clients and some lawyers are appearing in Zoom hearings doing things that wouldn’t happen in court, the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Dress becomes more informal. Lawyers or litigants have a drink. The setting is a bed or even a hair salon. The background gives too much away. The mute button isn’t on.
Lawyer gets probated suspension in Lysol can attack
A Kentucky lawyer convicted for an aerosol can attack on another lawyer has received a 180-day suspension of his law license, but it won’t be imposed if he stays out of disciplinary and legal trouble for two years.
Afternoon Briefs: Biden lifts transgender military ban; Boston doesn’t have to fly Christian flag, court says

Biden lifts transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that lifts the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. “What I’m doing is enabling…

After being told they passed the bar, a group of Kentucky applicants find out otherwise
Because of an administrative error, 15 Kentucky bar applicants were incorrectly told that they passed the October remote bar exam.
Williams & Connolly lawyer finds and thanks grade school teacher who made a difference in her life
For decades, Williams & Connolly lawyer Ana Reyes has wanted to thank the first grade teacher who made a difference in her life with a kind offer.
Afternoon Briefs: Jeffrey Toobin fired over Zoom exposure; lawyer alleges rape by cop in Breonna Taylor case

Jeffrey Toobin is fired after Zoom incident

The New Yorker has fired legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call last month. Toobin has…

New Kentucky justice behaved ‘dyspeptically’ in outburst while a trial judge, appeals court says
A newly elected justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court acted “peremptorily, profanely and dyspeptically” in a courtroom outburst while a trial court judge, according to a state appeals court.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas courts allow count of drive-thru votes; 8th Circuit questions extended ballot deadline

Drive-thru votes can be counted in Texas, 2 courts say

The Texas Supreme Court and a federal judge in Houston have refused to stop the counting of nearly 127,000 votes…

Afternoon Briefs: Purdue Pharma will plead guilty; lawyers can’t find parents of 545 immigrant children

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty over opioid marketing

Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges for misleading doctors, patients and the government about OxyContin and for…

Afternoon Briefs: Antitrust suit filed against Google; pro se litigant accused of judge death threat

DOJ files antitrust suit against Google

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday that alleges that the tech company maintains a monopoly in…

Afternoon Briefs: Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings will be released; another firm pays special bonuses

Kentucky AG will release Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he will comply with a judge’s order to release a recording of grand jury…

Afternoon Briefs: Police reform part of Breonna Taylor settlement; state chief justice dies

Louisville will pay $12M to family of Breonna Taylor

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of Breonna…

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