Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments March 12-13 in Frankfort

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 06, 2014  
Contact Information:  Susan Stokley Clary
Supreme Court Clerk
502-564-5444
susanc@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov
 


Supreme Court Justices
The seven justices of the Supreme Court of Kentucky are (back row, from left) Justice Will T. Scott, Justice Daniel J. Venters, Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble, Justice Bill Cunningham, (front row, from left) Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. and Justice Michelle M. Keller.
Photo credit: Kentucky Office of Creative Services

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene March 12-13 in Frankfort to hear oral arguments in cases that originated in Fayette, Hardin, Jefferson and Perry counties. Proceedings are open to the public and will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol at 700 Capitol Ave. in Frankfort.

The public may also observe oral arguments via the Supreme Court live stream on the Kentucky Court of Justice website. Oral arguments are available online as they occur in real time and are not available as archives.

The Supreme Court is the state court of last resort and the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices (bios) sit on the Supreme Court and all seven justices rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means that the ruling becomes the case law governing all similar cases in the future in Kentucky.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

9 AM EST
2012-SC-622-DG
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING V. SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, INC., ETC., ET AL.

View Case Briefs (PDF - 13.84KB)

Summary: “Administrative Law. Issues include the extent to which courts defer to administrative agencies in interpretation of regulations and retroactive application of regulations.”

Discretionary Review granted 8-21-2013
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Olu Alfredo Stevens

Attorneys for Appellant: David Domene, Bryce Lee Cotton, and Tyler Martin Jolley
Attorneys for Appellees: Grover C. Potts, Jr., Mitzi Denise Wyrick, Emily Christine Lamb, Mark Alvin Robinson, Michael A. Valenti, and John Edward Hanley II

10 AM EST
2012-SC-820-DG
KAVANAUGH V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

View Case Briefs (PDF - 13.84KB)

Summary: “Criminal Law. Suppression of Evidence. Terry Search. Search Incident to Arrest. Issues include whether evidence acquired during search incident to arrest that followed allegedly excessive Terry search must be suppressed.”

Discretionary Review granted 8-21-2013
Fayette Circuit Court, Judge Pamela Goodwine

Attorney for Appellant: Robert Chung-Hua Yang
Attorney for Appellee: Courtney J. Hightower

11 AM EST
2013-SC-012-DG
PENNYRILE ALLIED COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. V. ROGERS

View Case Briefs (PDF - 13.84KB)

Summary: “Employment Law. Retaliation. Whistleblower Act. Issues include whether the protections of the Whistleblower Act apply if the conduct reported by the employee does not touch on a matter of public concern.”

Discretionary Review granted 9-18-2013
Perry Circuit Court, Judge William Engle III

Attorneys for Appellant: Robert Dmitri Bobrow and David Eugene Crittenden
Attorney for Appellee: Anthony James Bucher

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

10 AM EST
2012-SC-130-MR
ST. CLAIR V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

View Case Briefs (PDF - 13.84KB)

Summary: “Death Penalty”
Hardin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas O. Castlen

Attorneys for Appellant: Susan Jackson Balliet, Samuel N. Potter and Robert Chung-Hua Yang
Attorneys for Appellee: William Robert Long, Jr.