Kentucky Court of Justice
Court of Appeals to hear Fayette County criminal case Nov. 15 in Hawesville
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Hawesville about a Fayette County Circuit Court ruling that denied a man’s motion to suppress evidence in his criminal case. John Whitney Jackson claims the court erred in denying his motion and is appealing the decision. Proceedings are open to the public and will take place at 2:30 p.m. CST at the Hancock County Judicial Center at 310 Hawesville School Drive.
A three-judge panel comprised of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jeff S. Taylor and Court of Appeals Judges James H. Lambert and Kelly Thompson will hear arguments in John Whitney Jackson v Commonwealth of Kentucky. Judge Taylor will preside.
Nearly all cases heard by the Kentucky Court of Appeals come to it on appeal from a lower court. If a case is tried in Circuit Court or District Court and the losing parties involved are not satisfied with the outcome, they may ask for a higher court to review the correctness of the trial court’s decision. Some cases, such as criminal case acquittals and divorces, may not be appealed. In a divorce case, however, child custody and property rights decisions may be appealed. Cases are not retried in the Court of Appeals. Only the record of the original court trial is reviewed, with attorneys presenting the legal issues to the court for a decision.
Fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts, serve on the Court of Appeals. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel throughout the state to hear cases.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011
2:30 PM 2010-CA-001054
JOHN WHITNEY JACKSON v COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Summary: Criminal. At issue is whether the Circuit Court erred by denying appellant John Whitney Jackson’s motion to suppress evidence.
Fayette County judge who presided in the case – Judge Kimberly Nell Bunnell
Appellant’s attorneys: Thomas Ransdell and Kathleen Schmidt
Appellee’s attorney: Ken Riggs
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