kentucky Supreme Court

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down ‘random’ change of venue law

BY: - October 26, 2023

The Kentucky Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision Thursday struck down a new law allowing “random” changes of venue in lawsuits challenging state laws and decisions. In its order, the state’s highest court said Senate Bill 126 violated the separation of powers among state government branches. The court said the law, among other unconstitutional features, […]


On deck: Kentucky voters could be asked to OK public money for private schools next year

BY: - October 24, 2023

If you’re tired of endless political ads on television, radio and social media, just wait until next year when corporate lobbyists try to grab Kentucky tax dollars for privately-run charter schools. After years of defeats in the Kentucky Supreme Court, lobbyists and private school operators will attempt to push a radical constitutional amendment onto the […]

Kentucky Supreme Court appears skeptical of ‘random’ change of venue law

BY: - August 16, 2023

FRANKFORT — Several Kentucky Supreme Court justices appeared to be skeptical of a new law that allows cases challenging the constitutionality of state laws and decisions to be randomly moved to any of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 126, which went into effect […]

Cameron seeks another ‘random’ change of venue, this time in challenge brought by teachers union

BY: - May 9, 2023

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has again invoked a new state law that allows him to move some lawsuits to another circuit court chosen at random. Cameron is seeking to move the Kentucky Education Association’s challenge of another new law — one making it harder for the teachers union to collect dues — out of […]

Patients still call Kentucky abortion providers as advocates struggle to find a legal path forward

BY: - April 26, 2023

LOUISVILLE —With Kentucky’s abortion ban now in its 10th month, advocates have returned to court to argue that abortion is a right under the state constitution after the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck it down as a federal constitutional right. But a February ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court curtailed the ability of abortion […]


Awaiting Kentucky Supreme Court’s abortion ruling with ‘anxiousness’ and uncertainty

BY: - December 7, 2022

A Kentuckian seeking an abortion now must travel to another state for it, with Illinois being the nearest where the procedure is accessible with few or no restrictions.  Virginia has some access as well, though less than Illinois.  This is true despite the defeat of the anti-abortion Amendment 2, which would have specified there’s no […]


Wait a minute, the abortion-rights vote does too matter

BY: - November 30, 2022

If Kentucky voters had approved the ballot measure denying any constitutional support for abortion rights, the results certainly would have been used to argue for retaining restrictive bans. So why shouldn’t the rejection of that measure be a key factor in the Kentucky Supreme Court’s various decisions about the constitutionality of abortion laws?  The legislature […]