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Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments April 27 in Frankfort

The Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear civil cases that originated in Magoffin and Pike counties when it convenes Wednesday, April 27, in Frankfort. 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 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, APRIL 27, 2016
10 AM
2015-SC-000408-MR
JOHN DOE, NO. 1, ET AL V. HON. EDDY COLEMAN, JUDGE, PIKE CIRCUIT COURT, ET AL.

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Summary: “Writ of Prohibition. Disclosure of the identity of an anonymous internet speaker.”

Pike Circuit Court, Judge Eddy Coleman

Attorney for Appellants: Lawrence R. Webster
Attorneys for Appellee: Richard A. Getty and Danielle Brown

11 AM
2015-SC-000572-DGE
CHARLES HARDIN, M.D. V. JOHN MONTGOMERY, ET AL.

2015-SC-000575-DGE
MAGOFFIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ET AL. V. JOHN MONTGOMERY, ET AL.

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Summary: “Elections. Issues involve deviations from the election statutes, especially with respect to applications for and counting of absentee ballots, and the impact upon the validity of the 2014 election for Magoffin County Judge Executive.”

Magoffin Circuit Court, John David Preston

Attorneys for Charles Hardin, M.D.: Eldred E. Adams, Jr. and James Lee Deckard
Attorney for John Montgomery: Gordon B. Long
Attorneys for Magoffin County Board of Elections, Renee Arnett-Shepherd, Magoffin County Clerk, Carson Montgomery, in his official capacity as a member of the Magoffin County Board of Elections, Susie Salyer, in her official capacity as a member of the Magoffin County Board of Elections, and Justin Williams, in his official capacity as a member of the Magoffin County Board of Elections: Jason Michael Nemes and Matthew Cory Williams