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The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.  

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The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.

A statement from the high court says justices will hear a case out of Fayette County asking them to decide whether an ordinance that bans begging and soliciting on public streets is a violation of free speech.

Justices will also hear cases out of Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Rockcastle counties that deal with a variety of issues including questions about medical malpractice and imminent domain.

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A Boone County man wants a divorce, but hasn’t been able to get one because he is deemed mentally incompetent under the law.

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Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of state colleges and universities. The court has agreed to hear the case, bypassing the state Court of Appeals, and set a hearing date for August 18.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide the fate of local minimum wage laws.

On Friday, the court heard arguments over whether Louisville’s minimum wage ordinance violates state law by going beyond the scope of Kentucky’s minimum wage, which is tied to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a lawsuit on Friday over whether Louisville can increase the minimum wage employers pay their workers.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over whether a judge can dismiss a jury panel based on its racial makeup.

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Update: In a statement to member station WFPL Friday, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  says the senator would not support the nomination.

A western Kentucky native is nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. White House officials say President Obama chose Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes for her "long and impressive record of service."

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  A committee has nominated three candidates to replace former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned in January to enter the Republican race for governor.

Scott was elected to his seat on the state’s highest court in 2004, representing the 7thSupreme Court District covering much Eastern Kentucky.

The nominees announced Thursday are all Eastern Kentucky attorneys—David Allen Barber from Prestonsburg, Roger Donald Riggs from Mount Sterling and Janet Stumbo from Van Lear.

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