Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd

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Students at the University of Louisville could lose federal financial aid and the ability to transfer class credits if the school loses its accreditation. 

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Update: A state judge has denied Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's request to block an expert witness' testimony about the University of Louisville's accreditation.

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A judge has partially granted Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to remove a pension board member while a lawsuit over his dismissal is ongoing.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Governor Matt Bevin has asked a judge to remove Thomas Elliott from the Kentucky Retirement Systems board because he skipped a meeting last month. 

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Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has been in the news a lot lately. He’s the judge who will decide a handful of lawsuits that deal with the scope of the governor’s powers.


Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

A Kentucky judge says he is reconsidering his order to reinstate former chairman Thomas Elliot to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board.

According to Elliott’s attorney, Elliott did not attend a special meeting of the board last week because of scheduled work meetings. 

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

The absence of the former board chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems at official meetings is “not acceptable,” according to a judge who temporarily blocked the governor from removing the official.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Gov. Matt Bevin’s attorney says the office will appeal a judge’s ruling that temporarily blocks the governor’s removal of the former chair of one of the state’s pension boards.

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A state judge says he wants more information about University of Louisville's accreditation and the political and racial makeup of the school's board of trustees. 

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A Kentucky judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Governor Matt Bevin's executive order that abolished the Workers Compensation Nominating Commission and recreated a new one. 

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