Gov. Bevin joins in filing amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in key religious liberty case

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is joining with West Virginia and 20 other states in filing an amicus brief in support of North Carolina’s writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Rowan County v. Lund. The Bevin Administration along with the states of West Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,...

Newest member of U.S. Supreme Court Gorsuch set for Distinguished Speaker Series at U of L

The newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court will visit the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center Thursday, Sept. 21. As part of the center’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch will talk and answer questions at a public event. He is also expected to meet privately with McConnell Scholar students. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch “We’re honored that Justice Gorsuch has agreed...

Andy Beshear: Kentucky must act after U.S. Supreme Court ruling in North Carolina sex offender case

Last month’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court in a North Carolina case creates a serious problem for Kentucky law enforcement who seek to protect children from sexual predators. On June 19, 2017, the nation’s highest court rendered a unanimous opinion in Packingham v. North Carolina. The Court’s ruling found a particular North Carolina statute unconstitutional as an infringement upon...

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts first speaker at UK’s Heyburn Initiative series

University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky were provided an extraordinary opportunity Wednesday as the Hon. John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, visited the UK campus. Chief Justice Roberts was here as the first speaker for the newly established John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary. “It...

Attorney General joins in effort to secure state $3 million in unclaimed money from transfer company

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined a group of states in filing a complaint that could secure nearly $3 million for Kentucky. The dispute seeks Kentucky’s right to receive unclaimed “official checks” that were issued by MoneyGram, a money transfer services company that operates in all 50 states and internationally, and sold in Kentucky. Beshear joined Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge...

Bill Straub: Hard to argue the fact that McConnell’s actions are harming the courts and the nation

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is handling his duties as majority leader of the upper chamber with all the munificence of a barracks guard at Camp 14 in South Pyongan Province, has made it clear that regardless of hell, high water or any other natural disaster Prospero might conjure up, he is not going to sanction a hearing for President Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick...

Supreme Court rejects Sixth Circuit test
for standing in Lexmark v. Static Control

In its opinion today, the Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s test for standing under the Lanham Act in the case of Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. and has adopted a different test. Under that test, the Supreme Court found that Static Control has standing to sue under the Lanham Act but made no determination on the merits...

Lexington’s Steven Loy wins legal lottery, takes Supreme Court stage for Lexmark

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   While most eyes might glaze over at the thought of deep immersion into something like “Lexmark International vs. Static Control Components Inc.,”  Steven Loy’s actually light up. The Lexington attorney is in fact animated by this “watching-paint-dry” legal case that landed him squarely in U.S. Supreme Court chambers facing a grilling by the country’s...