John Rosemond

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says his office and attorneys for nationally syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond have agreed that Conway should be dismissed from a lawsuit.

Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit this month saying his first amendment right to free speech was violated when he received a cease and desist letter from Kentucky authorities because he isn't licensed to practice in the state.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge is declining to restrain Kentucky officials from taking action against parenting advice columnist John Rosemond if they choose. Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging the state with violating his First Amendment free speech rights by labeling his syndicated column an “illegal practice of psychology” in Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- John Rosemond has been dispensing parenting advice in his newspaper column since 1976, making him one of the longest-running syndicated columnists in the country. But some Kentucky authorities want to put him in a time out.

In May, Kentucky's attorney general and its Board of Examiners of Psychology told Rosemond his parenting column - which regularly offers old-school advice and shows little tolerance for any kind of parental coddling - amounts to the illegal practice of psychology.