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News about courts and judges in Kentucky


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Lee applies for Supreme Court job

(6/9/08) Sharon Lee, a judge on the state Court of Appeals, has applied for the vacancy on the state Supreme Court created by the retirement of Chief Justice William Barker of Chattanooga. Lee, a Democrat, so far is the only applicant, although Sue Allison, a spokeswoman for the state judicial administration system, said most applicants generally apply closer to the deadline. The deadline is June 20.

Ky. courts trying mediation in criminal cases

(5/27/08) Kentucky has started a pilot mediation program with the hopes of reducing the state's high volume of unsettled cases, and also to reduce prison overcrowding. While a common among civil cases, mediation has been rarity among felony criminal cases in Kentucky and abroad.

Rep. Adam Koenig Introduces House Bill 599 to Eliminate Judicial Primaries Beginning in 2014

(2/21/08) If passed, voters would be required to rank their judicial preferences in order of choice. (Note: Referred to the House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on February 25, 2008.)



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