At issue is whether the parent’s consumption of alcohol constituted a risk of abuse and was sufficient evidence to support a finding that the children were abused or neglected under the statute, and whether such consumption warranted removal of the children from the parent’s custody. Oral arguments heard on Nov. 30, 2020.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including a major Kentucky Supreme Court ruling and rising COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; and Marcus Green, WDRB in Louisville.
At issue is whether, under circumstances involving a maternal grandmother’s adoption of a child which was being contested by the father at the time of his death, the Court should extend the stepparent adoption exception carved out in Hicks v. Enlow, 764 S.W.2d 68 (Ky. 1989). Oral arguments heard on Nov. 10, 2020.
At issue is whether the verdicts of not guilty by reason of insanity and guilty but mentally ill are returned by the jury were logically inconsistent and, therefore, violative of Exantus’s constitutional rights; and, whether sufficient evidence existed to support the jury’s differing findings of culpable mental states. Oral arguments heard on Oct. 23, 2020.
At issue is whether materials compiled as part of a state university’s Title IX investigation, concerning student allegations of sexual assault by a university professor, requested pursuant to Kentucky’s Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 et seq., are exempt from disclosure under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Oral arguments heard on Oct. 23, 2020.
At issue is whether a probation restriction on a registered sex offender’s internet access is warranted when the original crime did not involve the use of the internet; and, whether such a restriction is violative of the First Amendment. Oral arguments heard on Oct. 22, 2020.
At issue is whether the tolling provisions of the Medical Review Panel Act (MRPA), KRS 216C.005 et seq., were retroactively nullified by the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s decision in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Claycomb, 566 S.W.3d 202 (Ky. 2018), which declared the MRPA unconstitutional in its entirety. Oral arguments heard on Oct. 22, 2020.
At issue is whether the circuit court abused its discretion by refusing to recuse from consideration of a land ownership dispute where the judge, prior to taking the bench, and prior to the dispute before the circuit court, was involved in an alleged trespass on nearby land owned by one of the parties. Oral arguments heard on Oct. 21, 2020.
At issue is a governor's authority to issue orders pursuant to KRS Chapter 39A. Oral arguments heard on Sept. 17, 2020.