Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear cases from Anderson, Calloway, Franklin and McCracken counties Oct. 21 in Frankfort

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Susan Stokley Clary
Supreme Court Clerk
502-564-5444
susanc@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky  will hear civil cases that originated in Franklin County and criminal cases that originated in Anderson, Calloway and McCracken counties when it convenes Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Frankfort. Proceedings are open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. ET 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, OCT. 21, 2015
9 AM
2014-SC-000373-DG
GARY MARTIN V. STEPHEN O’DANIEL

2014-SC-000389-DG
MIKE SAPP V. STEPHEN O’DANIEL

2014-SC-000394-DG
BOBBY MOTLEY V. STEPHEN O’DANIEL

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Summary: “Torts. Malicious Prosecution. Issues involve availability of an immunity defense as well as evidentiary sufficiency, including applicability of federal malicious prosecution standards to this state action filed against three state police troopers following acquittal of a forgery charge.”

Discretionary Review granted 3-25-2015
Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Sheila R. Isaac

Attorney for Gary Martin: William E. Johnson
Attorney for Mike Sapp: Lyndol Scott Miller
Attorneys for Bobby Motley: Heidi Beth Engel and Charles Edward Johnson
Attorneys for Stephen O’Daniel: Thomas E. Clay and Andrew Thomas Lay

10 AM
2014-SC-000241-DG
JONATHAN MCDANIEL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

2014-SC-000242-DG
DAVID DESHIELDS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

2014-SC-000243-DG
JOHN C. MARTIN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

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Summary: “Criminal Law. Due Process. KRS 532.043. Sex Offender Post incarceration supervision. Issues include: (1) whether the application of the amended version of KRS 532.043, which replaced the judicially-based revocation procedure with an administratively-based revocation procedure, to defendants who pled guilty prior to the amendment violates due process; and (2) whether the defendants’ pro se motions should be construed as RCr 11.42 motions or CR 60.02 motions.”

Discretionary Review Granted 12-10-2014
Calloway Circuit Court, Judge Dennis Foust; McCracken Circuit Court, Judge Timothy Jon Kaltenbach; and Anderson Circuit Court, Judge Charles R. Hickman

Attorney for Jonathan McDaniel and David Deshields: Meredith Krause
Attorney for John C. Martin: Margaret Anne Ivie
Attorney for Commonwealth of Kentucky: Christian Kenneth Ray Miller