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Betty A. Springate sworn in as district judge for Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties

August 28th, 2014

  Press Release Date: Friday, August 01, 2014 Contact Information: Leigh Anne Hiatt, APR Public Information Officer 502-573-2350, x 50031 Cell-859-619-7916 lhiatt@kycourts.net http://courts.ky.gov FRANKFORT, Ky. — Betty A. Springate, an attorney from Lawrenceburg, has been sworn in to fill the vacant District Court judgeship for Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. The seat represents the 53rd [...]

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DA Not Obliged to Pay for Subpoenaed Documents

August 28th, 2014

By DAVID LEE      DALLAS (CN) – A Texas bank cannot force a district attorney’s office to compensate it for producing over 38,000 pages of subpoenaed account records, a Texas appeals court ruled. Preston State Bank was served with a subpoena in October 2009 asking for documents from two of its account holders. After the Dallas-based [...]

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Education and Workforce Development Cabinet New report shows employment, earnings for graduates of Kentucky’s public four-year universities

August 28th, 2014

  Press Release Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Contact Information: FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2014) — A report released today from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) on the Commonwealth’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state. [...]

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The Judicial System’s Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible To Hold Bad Cops Accountable

August 28th, 2014

from the the-courts-have-cops’-backs,-but-who-has-yours? dept It’s not just the thin blue line insulating bad cops from accountability, it’s the entire judicial system. From lower-level judges treating statements from police with amazing amounts of credulity even in the face of past misconduct or contradictory recordings to the nation’s top court, the judiciary branch, giving police officers built-in defenses that far exceed those available [...]

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Judges’ rulings take away workers’ rights

August 27th, 2014

by: MARK GRUENBERG august 27 2014tags: workers, worker rights, rulings, labor, national If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges’ rulings to workers’ rights, 2014 is it. That’s because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away. From the U.S. Supreme Court down to the Los Angeles Superior Court, judges issued rulings [...]

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Will the Supreme Court decide whether judge-found facts can be used to increase a federal sentence?

August 27th, 2014

  Last May I noted a recent cert. petition challenging the use of judge-found facts to increase a federal sentence. (The Supreme Court has already said that it is unconstitutional for statutes to rely on judge-found facts to justify a longer sentence; the new question is whether it is also unconstitutional for common-law rules like appellate reasonableness review to do the same thing. [...]

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Secretary Grimes Announces Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadline

August 27th, 2014

  Press Release Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Contact Information: Lynn Sowards Zellen, lynn.zellen@ky.gov Bradford Queen, bradford.queen@ky.gov (502) 564-3490 Independent, political organization and political group candidates running for most offices in Kentucky must file their petitions of nomination and pay the filing fee by August 12, 2014. The paperwork must be received by the filing official by [...]

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ATTORNEY JOB OPENING IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

August 26th, 2014

Judge Julie Reinhardt-Ward, Campbell County Circuit Court, is accepting resumes for an attorney position.  The deadline to send a resume is August 30, 2014. Resumes can be sent directly to me at julieward@kycourts.net.  The salary has increased to $33,100.00 per year, plus benefits. I am seeking a qualified applicant who is interesting in filling the position [...]

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Pennsylvania Court — Unconstitutional mandatory minimum sentences invalidated even if they predated Alleyne

August 22nd, 2014

Filed under: Criminal Law by Contributor @ August 21, 2014 When it was decided in 2013, the legal community knew that Alleyne v. United States would have a large impact on criminal trials throughout the country. Alleyne made mandatory minimum sentences elements of the crime that must be submitted to juries rather than decided upon by judges during sentencing. The only question [...]

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Kentucky Supreme Court discusses Plea Bargain system, and acknowledges that attorneys cannot ethically waive their (11.42) liability to their client in a Plea Bargain.

August 22nd, 2014

  Aug. 21, 2014 (the following LawReader synopsis is available for our subscribers.  Every Ky. appellate decision is summarized and published on LawReader each week.) Click to Read Full Text   2013-SC-000270-KB.PDF   TO BE PUBLISHED   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY AND THROUGH THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS FOR THE EASTERN AND WESTERN DISTRICTS OF [...]

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