Kentucky Supreme Court http://wfpl.org en Report: Kentucky Supreme Court Gets 'F' For Financial Disclosure of Judges http://wfpl.org/post/report-kentucky-supreme-court-gets-f-financial-disclosure-judges <p>Kentucky suffers from weak financial disclosure requirements of its state Supreme Court justices, says a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;report released Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:48:42 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7768 at http://wfpl.org Report: Kentucky Supreme Court Gets 'F' For Financial Disclosure of Judges Kentucky Supreme Court Case Could Decide Scope of Attorney General's Powers http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-case-could-decide-scope-attorney-generals-powers <p>Floyd Grover Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in prison<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;multiple drug trafficking charges&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Powell County.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7560 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Case Could Decide Scope of Attorney General's Powers Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-chief-justice-courthouse-employees-are-underpaid <p>Kentucky court employees earn less money than state workers who do similar jobs in other branches of government&mdash;and state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton wants the General Assembly to do something about it.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:23:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 7100 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ag-ask-us-supreme-court-consider-school-miranda-rights-case <p>The Kentucky attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned at school.</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway asked the justices Tuesday to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision from April. In that case from Nelson County, the state justices concluded that students must be informed of their legal rights — including the right to remain silent — before being questioned by school administrators working with police or school resource officers.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Associated Press 6232 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-backs-release-child-abuse-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme&nbsp;Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:06:58 +0000 Associated Press 5143 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records For First Time, Kentucky Supreme Court Has 3 Women Justices http://wfpl.org/post/first-time-kentucky-supreme-court-has-3-women-justices <p>In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.</p><p>The appointment increases the number of women on the state's highest court to three. It is the first time the state Supreme Court has had three female justices on the bench.</p><p>Keller replaces Justice Wil Schroder, who resigned January 17 due to health reasons.</p><p>In a statement, Keller says her appointment is bittersweet.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:38:47 +0000 Kenny Colston 4808 at http://wfpl.org For First Time, Kentucky Supreme Court Has 3 Women Justices Commission Narrows Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Nominees to Three http://wfpl.org/post/commission-narrows-kentucky-supreme-court-justice-nominees-three <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear has 60 days to appoint a new justice for the Kentucky Supreme Court once the state's Judicial Nominating Commission hands over the list that was narrowed down to three names this week.</p><p>Justice Wil Schroder retired in January from the 6<sup>th</sup> Supreme Court District which includes 21 northern Kentucky counties.</p><p>The commission--made up of Chief Justice John Minton, members appointed by the state bar association and citizens appointed by the governor--is responsible for requesting and considering nominees&nbsp;presented by the state bar.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:46:46 +0000 Staff 4619 at http://wfpl.org Commission Narrows Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Nominees to Three Kentucky High Court Hears Teacher Discipline Case http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-high-court-hears-teacher-discipline-case The Kentucky Supreme Court is weighing whether actions by an award-winning educator who disciplined an elementary school student constitute “conduct unbecoming a teacher.”<p> The case stems from a 2009 incident at Cardinal Valley Elementary School in Lexington.<p> Teacher Rosaslind Hurley-Richards spotted three students running in the hallway. One of the children, a 7-year-old boy, refused to cooperate and at one point began pulling his sister’s hair. Hurley-Richards then used one hand to guide the student toward the principal’s office, but as the boy resisted, he turned around. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:45:00 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel 2962 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky High Court Hears Teacher Discipline Case High Court Considering Miranda Rights Case http://wfpl.org/post/high-court-considering-miranda-rights-case The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling soon on whether public school administrators should read Miranda rights to students when they question them with a resource officer present.<p> The case involves a high school student in Nelson County who was convicted of sharing prescription pain pills after confessing to the school’s vice principal and resource officer.<p> The student says his statement shouldn’t have been admissible in his trial because he was not informed of his rights before the interrogation. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:59:39 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Shelly Baskin 2669 at http://wfpl.org High Court Considering Miranda Rights Case Kentucky State Court System To Observe Furlough Day Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-court-system-observe-furlough-day-tuesday Tuesday is the second of three furlough days in Kentucky’s state judicial system.<p> Courthouses across the state will be closed as part of the system’s budget cutting plan.<p> Most court operations, including pre-trial services, driver license branches and bond processing will be shut down.<p> The processing of domestic violence and emergency protective orders will not be affected.<p> The first court system furlough day was August 6; the third and final furlough day is October 15.<p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:16:07 +0000 Rick Howlett 1535 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Court System To Observe Furlough Day Tuesday