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New Board Member for Kentucky Retirement System

April 17th, 2014

New Board Member for KRS Press Release Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Revision Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Contact Information: Kentucky Retirement Systems Questions call: 1-800-928-4646 Email KRS welcomes Randy K. Stevens, who has been appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees. He currently works as the [...]

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Secretary Grimes and Attorney General Conway Join Together to Preserve Election Integrity

April 17th, 2014

Press Release Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Contact Information: Lynn Sowards Zellen, lynn.zellen@ky.gov Bradford Queen, bradford.queen@ky.gov (502) 564-3490 Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, and Attorney General Jack Conway, the state’s chief law enforcement official, are again joining forces to prevent vote fraud in the May 20 Primary Election. Members of [...]

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New Supreme Court Rule re: filing of Ethics Claims against Attorney

April 15th, 2014

SCR 3.160 Initiation of disciplinary cases (1) After review by Bar Counsel pursuant to subparagraph (3) of this Rule, any sworn written statement of complaint against an attorney for unprofessional conduct shall be filed with the Disciplinary Clerk who shall promptly notify the attorney by certified mail, sent to the address maintained by the Director [...]

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Steve Huddleston has written an outstanding short story about the importance of legal representation for anyone charged with a crime.

April 14th, 2014

Steve Huddleston, an attorney in Warsaw, Kentucky has written an outstanding short story about the importance of legal representation for anyone charged with a crime. This story should be widely read. Defense attorneys will understand the public reaction they have had when they represented people who were “obviously guilty”. Huddleston may be contacted at (859) [...]

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Gun rights may return to Supreme Court’s agenda

April 14th, 2014

USA Today, USAToday.com April 13, 2014 (USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — The push and pull over the Second Amendment right to bear arms is heating up again, thanks in part to a former Supreme Court justice’s new book. Friday, the high court will consider whether to hear a challenge to a New Jersey law restricting the [...]

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statement by Attorney General Holder on Sentencing Commission’s Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

April 11th, 2014

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder—who testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission last month in support of a proposal to reduce the federal sentencing guidelines for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders—released the following statement Thursday in response to the Commission voting to formally [...]

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8th Cir. axes $900K verdict because lawyer told personal law school sex-harassment story at closing

April 11th, 2014

Trials & Litigation Posted Apr 7, 2014 4:10 PM CDT By Martha Neil A $900,000 jury award in an employment discrimination case, including $600,000 in punitive damages, has been reversed by a federal appeals court because a lawyer for the plaintiff during closing arguments told jurors that as a law student, she was sexually harassed [...]

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EDITORIAL COMMENT BY LAWREADER SENIOR EDITOR STAN BILLINGSLEY re: RESIGNATION OF ERIC DETERS

April 10th, 2014

The decision by attorney Eric Deters to resign from the retire from practice of law in Kentucky after a five year battle with the KBA , may be the basis for some in the KBA to rejoice. Yes they are finally rid of Eric. The KBA spent $400,000 to try to sanction Senator Berry for [...]

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SCOKY Retreats Further From Open And Obvious Hazard Doctrine In Premises Cases

April 9th, 2014

By David Kramer | dkramer@dbllaw.com In its recently published 4-3 opinion in Shelton v. Kentucky Easter Seals Society, Inc., 413 S.W.3d 901 (Ky. 2013), the Kentucky Supreme Court expanded on its prior decision in Kentucky River Medical Center v. McIntosh, 319 S.W.3d 385 (Ky. 2010), limiting the “open and obvious hazard doctrine,” and held that [...]

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MCCutcheon Lays Groundwork for Ruination of Democracy

April 9th, 2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 6:12 pm EDT Updated: 04/07/2014 6:59 pm EDT SUPREME COURT MCCUTCHEON More: Supreme Court McCutcheon v. Fec Citizens United Campaign Finance Laws Campaign Finance With its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a campaign finance law for the seventh time since Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court [...]

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