Latest Kentucky Supreme Court News

Supreme Court dedicating portrait of retired Justice Stumbo

Dec. 05, 2022 03:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is dedicating a portrait of retired Justice Janet L. Stumbo. A public dedication ceremony is set for Tuesday afternoon in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the Capitol. The portrait by Kentucky artist Tona Barkley will hang in the...

Kentucky's lawyer disciplinary system to be reviewed

Nov. 18, 2022 04:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's lawyer disciplinary system will be reviewed next month by an American Bar Association committee, officials said. The Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Bar Association said in a joint statement that they requested the review in an effort to...

Kentucky Supreme Court weighs future of abortion access

Nov. 15, 2022 17:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after Kentucky voters rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure, the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the constitutionality of a statewide ban approved by lawmakers in a case that seems destined to become a defining moment for abortion rights in the state. ...

Abortion rights wins in Kentucky, elsewhere stoke supporters

Nov. 13, 2022 12:43 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lexie Overstreet logged plenty of miles on foot, knocking on doors to try to persuade Kentuckians not to take away one of the last legal paths to restoring abortion rights in the state. Now she's hoping her side's win at the ballot box Tuesday will convince...

State Supreme Court wins shaped by abortion, redistricting

Nov. 12, 2022 11:10 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans have claimed key victories in state Supreme Court races that will give them an advantage in major redistricting fights, while Democrats notched similarly significant wins with help from groups focused on defending abortion access. The expensive...

Keller reelected to Kentucky Supreme Court, beating Fischer

Nov. 09, 2022 10:56 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller has been reelected, overcoming a strong challenge from longtime state lawmaker Joseph Fischer. In winning another eight-year term, Keller defeated one of the state's most prominent abortion opponents. Fischer, an...

Abortion rights boosted with defeat of Kentucky amendment

Nov. 09, 2022 09:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any constitutional protections for abortion, handing a victory to abortion-rights supporters who have seen access to the procedure eroded by Republican lawmakers in the deeply red state. The outcome...