Kentucky Supreme Court

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2:03 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Kentucky Court Permanently Disbars Lexington Attorney

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Lexington attorney who is serving probation for theft of his clients' money.

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2:41 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

High Court Rules Sex Offender Can't Take Ky. Bar Exam

The Ky. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a convicted sex offender to take the bar exam and become a practicing lawyer.

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12:47 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Convicted Killer Donald Southworth To Get A New Trial

Donald Southworth will be receiving a new trial for the beating death of his wife, Umi Southworth
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The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Donald Southworth.

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12:08 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Ky. High Court Rejects Appeal From Death Row Inmate

A Kentucky Death Row Inmate has lost another round in court to reopen his case.

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11:17 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Court Leaves Instant Racing Question Unsettled

Instant Racing Machines at Kentucky Downs
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The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's authority to regulate betting on older, recorded horse races.

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10:35 am
Mon November 11, 2013

AG To Argue Case Before Kentucky Supreme Court

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway
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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he will argue a case over the powers of his office before the state Supreme Court this week.

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9:31 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Former Supreme Court Justice Schroder Dies

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Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder has died. He was 67.

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2:44 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Chief Justice: Ky. Court Workers Need Better Pay

Ky. Supreme Court Justice John D. Minton Jr.
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Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton is pushing lawmakers to provide more pay equity for court system employees across the state.

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2:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

High Court Hears Arguments Over Instant Racing

Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs Racetrack
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- When a horse race is recorded and then bet on later via a slot machine-like device is it still a horse race? Or a type of illegal gambling?

The Kentucky Supreme Court is wrestling with that question after hearing nearly two hours of arguments Wednesday about the legality of historical racing, known as Instant Racing. The justices quizzed attorneys for the Kentucky Racing Commission, multiple race tracks and The Family Foundation of Kentucky about what constitutes a horse race and legal pari-mutuel betting.

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1:29 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Court Turns Away Challenge To Tobacco-Free Prison

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's prisons can remain tobacco-free because the head of the state Department of Corrections has the authority to ban cigarettes and smokeless tobacco from the facilities, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel concluded that a 1952 law grants the Corrections Commissioner the authority to restrict an inmate's smoking privileges for disciplinary purposes. That law, along with a 1992 statute, grant the Corrections Department all the authority it needs, Judge Glenn Acree wrote.

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