287 ABA Journal Kentucky articles.

6th Circuit rules Trump’s call to eject rally protesters was protected by the First Amendment

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that protesters cannot sue President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for an alleged assault by audience members at a Louisville, Kentucky, rally following…

9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
States may scrap marriage licenses as counties resist same-sex ruling
Probate judges in at least seven Alabama counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to any couples, same-sex or heterosexual, so lawmakers may abolish licenses altogether. Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Montana have similar proposals.
Ex-lawyer captured outside Pizza Hut in Honduras pleads guilty to escape charge

A onetime lawyer who fled the country after pleading guilty in a disability fraud scheme entered another guilty plea on Monday in a deal that would give him an…

Former Kentucky judge gets 20-year sentence for human trafficking

A former Kentucky judge has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to human trafficking.

Timothy Nolan was sentenced on Friday, report the

Kentucky Derby is a win for Frost Brown Todd and its chairman emeritus

Frost Brown Todd—the largest law firm in Louisville, Kentucky—entertained clients during a week of Kentucky Derby events, while its chairman emeritus had an even bigger stake in the Run for…

Some lawyers are irked by attorney’s fake bar associations

A Louisville lawyer is creating some bar associations on paper that have no actual members.

One of entities created by personal injury lawyer Richard Breen is the Shelby County Bar…

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.”

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