jack conway http://wfpl.org en Partners in Law Firm Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Order for Kentucky Gave Thousands to Beshear http://wfpl.org/post/partners-law-firm-appealing-same-sex-marriage-order-kentucky-gave-thousands-beshear <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has gotten thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from partners in his choice of a law firm to appeal a federal order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.</p><p>Attorneys from VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards &amp; McCann gave $11,250 to Beshear in the last several election cycles, according to campaign finance data from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8877 at http://wfpl.org Partners in Law Firm Appealing Same-Sex Marriage Order for Kentucky Gave Thousands to Beshear Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gov-steve-beshear-explains-decision-appeal-same-sex-marriage-order <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he knows marriage equality supporters are upset with <a href="/post/kentucky-gov-steve-beshear-appeal-federal-judges-same-sex-marriage-order">his decision to appeal a federal ruling requiring the state</a> to recognize same-sex marriages.</p><p>But the governor adds that he wants advocates to know further action is needed to prevent what he calls the “legal chaos” that would arise from too many contradictory rulings.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:58:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8790 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order Kentucky's Courageous Attorneys General, Past and Present http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-courageous-attorneys-general-past-and-present <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a half century ago, my parents gave me for Christmas a copy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage." It was a collection of stories about United States senators through history who somehow stood up to the prevailing sentiments of their day to take stands that, in time, would earn them special places in history. Among those he included were John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton and Robert A. Taft. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:00:28 +0000 Keith Runyon 8782 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Courageous Attorneys General, Past and Present Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. http://wfpl.org/post/same-sex-marriages-are-recognized-kentucky-moment-heres-what-means <p><strong>&nbsp;Update 5:26 p.m.: Conway's Statement</strong></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:11:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 8726 at http://wfpl.org Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case http://wfpl.org/post/judge-soon-issue-final-opinion-out-state-same-sex-marriage-case <p>A federal judge intends to issue on final ruling on whether Kentucky must recognize&nbsp;out-of-state same-sex marriages within the next day.</p><p>The action could mean that same-sex couples married outside of Kentucky would be officially recognized by the state immediately, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case—Bourke v. Beshear—said on Tuesday. But state Attorney General Jack Conway could appeal the case (he has 30 days) and then ask for a stay on recognizing out-of-state same-sex couples.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:15:22 +0000 Joseph Lord 8720 at http://wfpl.org Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case Alleged Victim Questions 2-Month Wait for Charges Against Former Louisville Prosecutor Matt Conway http://wfpl.org/post/alleged-victim-questions-2-month-wait-charges-against-former-louisville-prosecutor-matt-conway <p>It took Louisville police and prosecutors two months to decide that former prosecutor Matt Conway, brother of state Attorney General Jack Conway, should be charged with criminal assault after he allegedly struck a woman in the face in an argument following a Christmas party.</p><p class="c0"><span>In the interim, both the woman and the Louisville Metro Police detective investigating the case sought unsuccessfully to get a criminal charge filed against Matt Conway.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:29:59 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 8707 at http://wfpl.org Alleged Victim Questions 2-Month Wait for Charges Against Former Louisville Prosecutor Matt Conway Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-leaders-file-response-lawsuit-challenging-same-sex-marriage-ban <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are asking a federal judge to deny summary judgment—and an immediate injunction—in a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.</p><p>In December, Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon asked a federal judge to issue a ruling and implement an injunction against the state's ban on same-sex marriage. On Monday, Beshear and Conway asked the judge to deny Bourke and De Leon's request.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:43:15 +0000 Joseph Lord 8237 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban Attorney General Jack Conway: Industrial Hemp is Still Illegal in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-jack-conway-industrial-hemp-still-illegal-kentucky <p>Attorney General Jack Conway is advising Kentucky leaders that industrial hemp farming remains illegal in Kentucky.</p><p>Conway issued an advisory letter Wednesday to Gov. Steve Beshear, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and others to clarify current law related to hemp.</p><p>The opinion from Conway does not carry the force of law.</p><p>Kentucky lawmakers have <a href="/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">passed legislation that would allow farmers to grow the crop</a> if the federal government lifts a longstanding ban.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:48:32 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 6976 at http://wfpl.org Attorney General Jack Conway: Industrial Hemp is Still Illegal in Kentucky Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Trade Barbs Over Kosair Children's Hospital Plan http://wfpl.org/post/norton-healthcare-university-louisville-trade-barbs-over-kosair-childrens-hospital-plan <p><strong>Updated:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norton Healthcare officials have responded to allegations that they're breaching a land-lease agreement by partnering with UK Healthcare.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:07:58 +0000 Devin Katayama 6635 at http://wfpl.org Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Trade Barbs Over Kosair Children's Hospital Plan Conway OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/conway-ok-possible-changes-pill-mill-legislation <p>Though he pushed for its approval, Kentucky’s attorney general doesn't oppose changes to a law the General Assembly passed last year to curb prescription drug abuse and place restrictions on pain clinics.</p><p>Jack Conway said some of the complaints physicians have made about the bill have merit.</p><p>Conway said nobody wants to prevent Kentuckians who have legitimate needs for pain medications from obtaining prescriptions.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Conti 2849 at http://wfpl.org Conway OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation