Kentucky

280 ABA Journal articles on Kentucky.

After his arrest in Honduras, lawyer who pleaded guilty in $550M disability fraud returns to court
A lawyer who fled the United States as he was awaiting sentencing in a $550 million disability fraud was in a Kentucky courtroom on Wednesday.
Concern grows over youths at juvenile correctional facility being sent to adult prison

State officials, advocates and a federal judge on Thursday proposed remedies to better deal with youths accused of assaulting staff members at a southern Illinois juvenile correctional facility, including finding…

Judge resigns and seeks dismissal of ethics charges over refusal to hear gay adoption cases

A Kentucky judge accused of ethical misconduct for refusing to hear gay adoption cases has submitted his resignation.

Judge W. Mitchell Nance of Glasgow supplied a copy of his resignation…

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Person claiming to be aggrieved fugitive lawyer Eric Conn emails terms of his surrender

A person claiming to be the lawyer who fled on June 2 before his sentencing in a $550 million disability fraud scheme is dictating the terms of his surrender in…

Lawyer disappears while awaiting sentencing in $550M disability fraud scheme

Updated: A lawyer who pleaded guilty on March 24 in a $550 million disability fraud scheme has disappeared after removing his ankle bracelet, according to the FBI.

An arrest warrant…

Kentucky judge recuses himself from all adoption cases involving same-sex partners

A Kentucky family court judge has issued an order saying he will recuse himself from adoption cases involving “homosexual parties,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

Judge W. Mitchell Nance…

Federal judge says Trump’s campaign rally command could have incited violence, allows suit
A federal judge in Kentucky has refused to dismiss a suit claiming that protesters were attacked at a Donald Trump campaign rally because of the candidate’s command to “get ’em out of here.”
Lawyer pleads guilty in $550M disability fraud scheme, admits bribing administrative law judge

A Kentucky lawyer who once called himself “Mr. Social Security” has pleaded guilty to allegations that he submitted false medical documents and bribed an administrative law judge to approve claims,…

Federal judge tosses suit against property owner who shot down hovering drone

A federal judge in Louisville has dismissed a suit seeking damages against a property owner who shot down a hobbyist’s drone in 2015.

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell dismissed…

Judge didn’t have discretion to dismiss jury panel for lack of diversity, top Kentucky court says

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled a trial judge in Louisville erred when he decided a black defendant was entitled to a jury with at least one African-American juror and…

Kansas justices retained despite ouster push

Voters in Kansas on Tuesday retained five justices on the state supreme court, despite a push to oust four of them by a victims’ rights group.

The group, Kansas for…

Family court judge says gay relationships are ‘just entertainment’

A family court judge in Lexington, Kentucky, told a religious group earlier this month he loves gays, but their relationships are “sterile” and “just entertainment.”

Judge Tim Philpot criticized the…

Can mentally incompetent man obtain a divorce? Kentucky Supreme Court to decide

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday considered whether any elderly man who has been declared incompetent can divorce the woman who is serving as his guardian.

The lawyer for Elmer…

Judge agrees to suspension for Facebook comments, says he doesn’t believe prosecutor is a racist

A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, agreed to a suspension for his Facebook comments on Monday and said in an apology that he doesn’t believe a prosecutor is racist.

Judge Olu…

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