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COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JOY A. MOORE HAS A NEW NAME….JOY A. KRAMER

November 21st, 2014

JUDGE  JOY MOORE HAS APPARENTLY REMARRIED AND NOW GOES BY THE NAME OF JUDGE JOY A. KRAMER. This information was posted by AOC on Nov. 21, 2014  

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Lawyer is disbarred for ‘inexplicable incompetence’

November 21st, 2014

 (see video of his argument in Jefferson garb) POSTED NOV 17, 2014 07:29 AM CST BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS   A lawyer who told jurors his capital murder client was a “professional drug dealer” and a “shooter of people” has been disbarred for “inexplicable incompetence.” The Kansas Supreme Court posted itsopinion (PDF) on Friday as well as [...]

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Kentucky Supreme Court recently limited the authority of Kentucky trial courts to make awards of attorney’s fees for equitable reasons or to impose attorney’s fees as a sanction.

November 20th, 2014

By David Kramer | dkramer@dbllaw.com The Kentucky Supreme Court recently limited the authority of Kentucky trial courts to make awards of attorney’s fees for equitable reasons or to impose attorney’s fees as a sanction. The Court, noting that attorney’s fees are not recoverable litigation costs under CR 54.04 unless they are provided for under a contract between the [...]

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The Roberts Court Has Already Said That Obama Has The Power To Issue His Immigration Order

November 20th, 2014

by Ian Millhiser Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm Updated: November 20, 2014 at 8:45 am 13,302Share This 873Tweet This “The Roberts Court Has Already Said That Obama Has The Power To Issue His Immigration Order” Share:   President Obama is widely expected to issue an executive order permitting millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country without fear [...]

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The Constitutional Authority for Executive Orders on Immigration Is Clear

November 20th, 2014

Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is the co-author of “The Executive Unbound.” NOVEMBER 18, 2014 Critics of the plan the president is reported to be considering argue that the Constitution obliges him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” an obligation that seems to give the lawmaker, Congress, [...]

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Should We Impeach Chief Justice John Roberts?

November 19th, 2014

The fragile and faltering state of American democracy. William Greider on November 19, 2014 – 10:47 AM ET Republicans like to talk about impeaching President Obama, but there is a far more deserving candidate for impeachment—Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court. While the Republicans in Congress have blocked Democrats from enacting much of substance, the [...]

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How the courts trap people who were convicted by bad forensics

November 18th, 2014

  By Radley Balko November 17 at 8:00 AM In a short opinion issued last week, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld a federal district judge’s ruling against Louisiana prisoner James Koon, who in 1996 was convicted of killing an infant and sentenced to life in prison. The medical examiner [...]

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Guest column: Sixth Circuit Court’s punt on gay marriage is a Failure of justice

November 18th, 2014

  By Guest writer  on November 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated November 18, 2014 By Douglas MeeksDouglas Meeks is a Lansing lawyer who married Republican strategist Greg McNeilly. Court after Court has been nearly unanimous: the U.S. Constitution bars discrimination in the form of bans on same-sex marriage. 32 of 50 states currently recognize marriage equality. [...]

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PROBABLE CAUSE DEFINED

November 18th, 2014

PROBABLE CAUSE COM. V. JONES, 217 S.W.3D 190 (KY., 2006) – “[P]robable cause is a fluid concept—turning on the assessment of probabilities in particular factual contexts—not readily, or even usefully, reduced to a neat set of legal rules.”17 Thus, in order to determine if probable cause has been shown, the “principal components” a reviewing court [...]

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FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS CEO OF COAL COMPANY IN DEATH OF MINERS – ARTICLE ALLEGES HE “BOUGHT” W.VA. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

November 18th, 2014

It was an extraordinary moment last week in Charleston, W.Va., when a federal grand jury handed down a four-count criminal indictment against former coal company CEO Don Blankenship. Extraordinary because it’s often difficult for prosecutors to directly tie those at the top of the corporate ladder to misdeeds below. And, as Kentuckians know too well, [...]

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