The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a highway contractor who wants a bid-rigging statement he made to investigators nearly 30 years ago to remain secret. Earlier this year, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling rejected an argument by contractor Leonard Lawson that his privacy would be invaded if the 1983 statement was released.
Murray State University has changed its policy for guns on campus to require everyone but uniformed personnel to leave weapons inside their cars. The move made last week came in the wake of a Kentucky Supreme Court decision in April saying the University of Kentucky improperly fired student from an on-campus job for having a gun in his car.
Skeptical justices on the Kentucky Supreme Court are weighing claims by a death row inmate that a missing right frontal lobe of his brain played a role in his attack on a mother and children near Fort Campbell in 2008.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued a divided ruling related to Kentucky’s version of a “stand your ground” law. Those laws have been in the national spotlight recently following the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. has been chosen to serve a second term. “With this re-election, the justices have expressed their appreciation for the hard work and leadership of Chief Justice Minton,” says Mary C. Noble, deputy chief justice for the Supreme Court in a statement.
The Kentucky Supreme Court today has ruled that guns and other deadly weapons may be stored in a car's glove compartment while on a college campus in the state. The High Court's ruling came in the case of a graduate student from the University of Kentucky.