Yesterday, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Shultz Gibson issued an order in Commonwealth v. Clary, preventing a lesbian couple from invoking marital privilege in a murder trial. The defendant and her partner entered into a civil union in Vermont, though they were never married under any state law. Kentucky law prohibits marriages between people of […]
A South Carolina woman is being held in the Charleston County Jail after repeatedly stabbing her roommate when he wouldn’t stop playing music by The Eagles. Earlier this year, a woman choked her boyfriend because he sang the “Thrift Shop” song over and over. I love The Eagles (just saw them at the Yum Center a few months […]
Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine says his goal is “fairness.” Apparently, that means the Commonwealth will pursue the death penalty against everyone who is eligible, whether they are “two young men in the East End playing poker, or two young men in the West End playing dice.” It’s great news that our chief prosecutor is willing […]
Justice Ginsburg announced yesterday that she would continue her service on the United States Supreme Court bench until she could no longer “work full steam.” I hope that her mind stays sharp and body healthy for many years to come. Justice Ginsburg has shown much courage throughout her career as a lawyer and a jurist. […]
This is my all-time favorite comedy sketch about gun control.
Be careful out there tonight, folks … LMPD is conducting random checkpoints. If you get stopped and it doesn’t end well, you know who to call (that would be me)!
I guess this is what is meant by “leaving your mark on the world”… And props to Mr. Montgomery for a marvelous mug shot.
Today is September 11, 2013. Twelve years later I am still unable to really talk about my feelings, and the sadness is overwhelming even now. The loss of life and security is terrifying, but so is our loss of freedoms as Americans. I doubt the public even knows the extent of our government’s intrusion. But […]
Please check out this slideshow of Last Words of people about to be executed. What strikes me is that there are basically three versions of remarks in the slideshow: appealing to some higher/religious power; apologizing and/or accepting responsibility; and maintaining innocence. As to the religious statements, I am sure there are some people on death […]
A lawyer friend of mine recently came across a Westlaw Headnote of the Day about child support in Kentucky. Apparently in the Commonwealth, a child doesn’t need to be provided with more than three ponies. The headnote reads: While to some degree children have right to share in each parent’s standard of living, child support […]