supreme court http://wkms.org en State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage http://wkms.org/post/state-defends-ban-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky&rsquo;s Attorney General&rsquo;s office said the state&#39;s same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples. &nbsp;</p><p>The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35389 at http://wkms.org State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Doesn't Affect Kentucky Law http://wkms.org/post/supreme-court-doma-ruling-doesnt-affect-kentucky-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme's Court ruling Wednesday striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act does not impact Kentucky laws regarding the definition of marriage. Kentucky voters in 2004 approved an amendment to the state constitution defining a marriage as being between one man and one woman.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:12:24 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKU) 32520 at http://wkms.org Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Doesn't Affect Kentucky Law Court Won't Hear Appeal from Ex-Illinois Governor http://wkms.org/post/court-wont-hear-appeal-ex-illinois-governor <p></p><p>The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan over his corruption conviction. The justices turned away Ryan's appeal without comment yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p>The former governor wanted them to reconsider his conviction based on a 2010 decision saying honest service fraud requires bribery and kickbacks. Ryan says the jury instructions at his trial were wrong, and that it was never proven that he took bribes. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn his conviction, and the high court refused to reconsider that decision. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:12:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28282 at http://wkms.org Court Won't Hear Appeal from Ex-Illinois Governor The Morning Cram [Supreme Court edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-supreme-court-edition <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>From NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/10/01/162056741/high-court-preps-for-another-headline-making-term">High Court Preps For Another Headline-Making Term</a>.</p><p><strong>From Kentucky: </strong>Department for Local Government Commission Tony Wilder says <a href="http://wkms.org/post/sturgis-plan-consildate-water-system-makes-economic-sense">shutting down Sturgis water plant is a good economic decision</a>.&nbsp; Mark Blankenship continues efforts to reach a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/attorney-strengthens-efforts-jackson-plea-bargain">plea bargain</a> for Murray State basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:11:11 +0000 Whitney Jones 22688 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [Supreme Court edition] The morning cram [the veni, vidi, censui edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-veni-vidi-censui-edition <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">NPR reports</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;the Supreme Court has ended a <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/06/156348723/supreme-court-has-a-term-to-remember-not-expect">session </a>for the history books.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:30:28 +0000 Drew Adams 18850 at http://wkms.org The morning cram [the veni, vidi, censui edition] O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System http://wkms.org/post/o-connor-claims-elections-are-corrupting-legal-system <p>Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O&rsquo;Connor says the money involved in direct judicial elections is corrupting the legal system. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:20:42 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18269 at http://wkms.org O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System Murray State Officials Reviewing Safety Policies After KY Supreme Court Ruling http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-officials-reviewing-safety-policies-after-ky-supreme-court-ruling <p>Murray State University officials are reviewing campus safety policies in light of yesterday&rsquo;s state Supreme Court ruling which allows students and staff to keep guns in their cars on campus. The decision came after a University of Kentucky staff member sued the school for firing him when campus police found a handgun in his car&rsquo;s glovebox. MSU&rsquo;s Assistant Vice-President for Communications Catherine Sivills says administrators are looking at current policies to determine the impact the ruling could have on students.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:02:20 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17791 at http://wkms.org Haslam Measure on Selecting Judges Awaiting Action http://wkms.org/post/haslam-measure-selecting-judges-awaiting-action <p>When the top three Republicans in the Tennessee statehouse coalesced behind a plan to cement the state&#39;s current selection process for Supreme Court justices into the state constitution, there seemed to be a smooth path ahead for getting the measure before voters in 2014.&nbsp; Two months later, their proposal has made little progress as some Republican lawmakers have embraced a rival proposal, while others want to allow contested elections to take place.&nbsp; A proposal is advancing in the Legislature to impose a federal-style system of having the governor make nominations to the high Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:59:06 +0000 AP 17481 at http://wkms.org Haslam Measure on Selecting Judges Awaiting Action Supreme Court Begins Hearing Case Challenging Healthcare Reform http://wkms.org/post/supreme-court-begins-hearing-case-challenging-healthcare-reform <p>The U.S. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-health-obamacare-supreme-court-20120326,0,5742830.story">Supreme Court is set to hear three days of arguments</a> challenging the constitutionality of President Obama&rsquo;s healthcare law Monday.</p><p>Justices will hear several different legal arguments against the&nbsp;Affordable Care Act, but their first question will be whether it is too soon for the high court to review the law.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:26:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 17371 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-same-thing-we-do-every-night-edition <p>A quick rundown of today's headlines from NPR and the Four Rivers Region.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:51:09 +0000 Seth Helton 17062 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition]