Kentucky Bar Association

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2:47 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Court: KBA Reprimand Violated Lawyer's Free Speech Rights

A federal appeals court has struck down a reprimand handed down to a Louisville attorney after finding the punishment for criticizing a legislative ethics panel violated his free speech rights.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that a Kentucky Bar Association regulation governing public comments by attorneys unconstitutionally restricted lawyer John Berry's right to complain about the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission.

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