Kentucky Supreme Court

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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.

Court Won't Hear Challenge to God Reference

Aug 20, 2012
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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.

KY Supreme Court Says Police Cannot Trick Suspects for Access

Jun 21, 2012

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

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.

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.

Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Amish Buggy Case

Mar 15, 2012
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The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments today from a group of Graves County Amish men who refused for religious reasons to use a slow moving vehicle sign on their horse-drawn buggies. The men say their faith forbids them from using the orange reflective triangles as the color is immodest and the triangular shape represents the Holy Trinity which they do not believe in. Many have gone to jail for refusing to pay fines for not displaying the signs. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney is arguing on behalf of the men, who are part of the conservative Amish sect Swartzentruber.

Afternoon Round-Up 2/24/12

Feb 24, 2012

Cops & Toddlers:

A Clarksville man is detained in Montgomery County Jail on false report charges after he allegedly posted a Craigslist ad for a baby for sale.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the latest maps of state legislative districts are unconstitutional.

Lawmakers approved new lines for state House and Senate districts earlier this year. But a circuit court judge declared them unconstitutional, citing a precedent that districts can't be more than five percent larger or smaller than their ideal size. Lawyers for the Legislative Research Commission promptly appealed the ruling on behalf of House and Senate leadership.

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