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Richard Nelson: What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? That question is relevant

What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? The question is relevant since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the nation’s highest court last weekend. Impeccable integrity, temperament, experience, and fidelity to the Constitution are traits to look for in any judge and Coney Barrett ably demonstrates each characteristic. A member of the 7th Circuit Federal Court who’s...

Debra Hembree Lambert sworn in as 3rd Supreme Court District justice, replaces Daniel Venters

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky’s newest Supreme Court Justice took her seat on the bench for the first time on Monday following her formal investiture ceremony. 
Debra Hembree Lambert was elected last November to represent the 3rd Supreme Court District, consisting of 27 counties in southern and southeast Kentucky, succeeding Justice Daniel Venters who retired after 35 years in the judiciary,...

Jason Nemes: Brett Kavanaugh exceeds the standards for appointment to the Supreme Court

Shortly after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court, partisan political opponents began their rounds on the cable news circuit and social media, issuing bombastic comments about the imminently qualified jurist. Perhaps none was as egregious as was tweeted by former Democrat National Committee Chairman and Clinton family confidant, Terry McAuliffe.  His...