Kentucky Supreme Court

Front Page Episodes
11:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12/2

The Kentucky Supreme Court could rule soon on the case of a high school student charged and convicted after admitting to his school principal and the resource officer that he shared prescription pain pills.  The student says he wasn’t read his rights and that the confession shouldn’t have been used against him at trial.  The court’s ruling could change the way school administrators handle discipline problems, and we’ll bring you the details.

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10:03 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Miranda Rights for Students Questioned in Kentucky Supreme Court Case

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Whenever police question a person in custody, they’re required to inform them of the rights they have while being interrogated. This information comes in the form of a Miranda warning, which generally starts with the words “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law…” But when it comes to students in school, sometimes it’s not clear when the warning should be issued. One such case has made its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Health Care
7:38 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Judge Shuts Down Christian Health Care Ministry

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A Kentucky judge has shut down a Christians-only health care ministry, saying it could not operate until it got approval from the state Department of Insurance.  Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate made the ruling against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for churchgoers who pledge not to smoke, drink, use drugs or have sex outside of marriage. 

Speaker's Corner
12:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Justice Bill Cunningham Speaks at MSU for Constitution Day

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham spoke Monday, September 17th in the Curris Center theater as the campus celebrated Constitution Day.

Justice Cunningham spoke on the subject of the 4th Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures. Click play above to hear the audio of the Justice's speech.

9:20 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Court Won't Hear Challenge to God Reference

The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a ruling allowing a reference to "Almighty God" in the state’s homeland security law.  The Courier-Journal reports justices issued a brief order last week saying they would not review the case, which was brought by several residents represented by the group American Atheists.

11:52 am
Thu June 21, 2012

KY Supreme Court Says Police Cannot Trick Suspects for Access

The Kentucky Supreme Court has limited how police can conduct "protective sweeps" of homes and vehicles, saying officers cannot trick or lie to suspects to gain access to areas where they don't have permission or a warrant to go. 

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7:12 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there’s been a “hollowing out” of the state’s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts.  

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12:11 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Minton greatful for election to second term as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court


Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term.

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3:18 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Coal Lawsuit Intervention

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups can intervene in a court case involving a coal company and water pollution. Thursday’s ruling upholds a lower court decision that the groups can participate in a lawsuit filed by the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet against Frasure Creek Mining. The state filed a lawsuit against the mining company for violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. A settlement was reached, but the environmental groups say it is inadequate.

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Kentucky Supreme Court
4:15 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules University Students can Keep Guns in Cars

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students and staff members
at the commonwealth’s universities may legally store guns and other
deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but that the schools may
continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus.

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