Kentucky Court of Appeals to Hear Cases at WKU

Aug 26, 2012

The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in three cases at Western Kentucky University Tuesday. The August 28th proceedings will be open to the public. 

Fourteen judges serve on the Court of Appeals in Kentucky.  A three-judge panel reviews and decides assigned cases, but the panels travel throughout the state to hear arguments. This week, oral arguments will be heard in the Mass Media and Technology Hall at Western Kentucky University, starting at 11 am Tuesday.

The judges will hear arguments in three cases, including Jose Padilla vs. the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

That case stems from a U-S Supreme Court finding that appellant Padilla was entitled to advice about the immigration consequences of his guilty plea to  trafficking in more than five pounds of marijuana.  The case was tried in Hardin County and will be presided over by Court of Appeals Judge Kelly Thompson.

The oral arguments will be heard in room 166 of the Mass Media and Technology Hall.  More information on the Kentucky Court of Appeals can be obtained at