Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments Sept. 12-13 in Frankfort
|The seven justices of the Supreme Court of Kentucky are (back row, from left) Justice Will T. Scott, Justice Wil Schroder, 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 Daniel J. Venters.|
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12-13, in Frankfort to hear oral arguments in cases that originated in Fayette, Franklin and Jefferson 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. The court will hear cases at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday and at 9 and 10 a.m. EDT Thursday.
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, SEPT. 12, 2012
W. B., AN ADULT CITIZEN OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, ET AL.
Summary: “Constitutionality of Kentucky registry of substantiated child abusers.”
Discretionary Review granted 11-16-2011
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Frederic J. Cowan
Attorney for Movant: J. Fox Demoisey
Attorney for Respondents: Erika Saylor
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. BELL
Summary: “First-degree sodomy, fourth-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence – 15 years.”
Discretionary Review granted 12-14-2011
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Barry Willett
Attorney for Movant: William Bryan Jones
Attorney for Respondent: Thomas More Ransdell
STEVEN L. BESHEAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. V. HAYDON BRIDGE COMPANY, INC., ET AL.
Summary: “Permanent Injunction. Sovereign Immunity. Separation of Powers. Attorney Fees.”
Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas D. Wingate
Attorneys for Appellants: Mark Stephen Pitt and Christopher Wilson Brooker
Attorneys for Appellees: Mark David Guilfoyle, H. Edward O’Daniel Jr. and Francis Lee Dickerson
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012
JARVIS, ET AL. V. NATIONAL CITY, ET AL.
Summary: “Testamentary Trusts. Trustee Fees. Retroactivity. The issue is whether the 2008 repeal of KRS 386.180 applies to testamentary trusts which were created prior to 2008.”
Discretionary Review granted 2-15-2012
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Audra Jean Eckerle
Attorney for Movants: Homer Parrent III
Attorneys for Respondents: Virginia Hamilton Snell and Turney Powers Berry
ORDWAY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Summary: “Two Counts of Intentional Murder – Death Penalty.”
Fayette Circuit Court, Judge Pamela Goodwine
Attorneys For Movant: Emily Holt Rhorer and Brandon Neil Jewell
Attorney For Respondent: Heather Michelle Fryman