Butler Named Pro Tem of Council Court

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, has been named chair pro tem of the council court that will hear the expulsion trial against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1. The court will be made up of 20 city lawmakers who will decide Green’s fate by a two-thirds vote. Last month, council members Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Tina Ward-Pugh, […]

Council Court Takes Oath for Green Removal Trial

In an unprecedented step, members of the Louisville Metro Council took an oath to sit as jurors in the removal trial of impeached Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, on Monday. The council court also selected hearing officers to oversee the proceedings and voted on two possible hearing dates in August, but Green’s attorney objected to the […]

Metro Council Court to Meet Today

The members of the Louisville Metro Council who will hear the removal case against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, meet Monday to be sworn in as a court and possibly set a trial date. In two separate complaints, the Metro Ethics Commission ruled Green deliberately violated the city’s ethics ordinance. Since then, a bipartisan group of […]

Green Makes Radio Debut

Facing removal from the Louisville Metro Council, impeached city lawmaker Judy Green, D-1, announced criminal defense attorney Derwin Webb will be her legal counsel for the trial-like proceedings on the debut of her radio program Saturday. The 30-minute show called “Something to Talk About” premiered on gospel station WLOU-1350 AM over the weekend and featured […]

Panel Rules Green Intentionally Violated Ethics Law in Second Case

After deliberating for over two and a half hours, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission ruled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics in the case of rerouting funds through a non-profit group without the council’s knowledge. The decision is the second guilty verdict made against Green in less than a month. […]

Ethics Commission to Deliberate Second Complaint Against Green

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will deliberate the second complaint against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, Tuesday, as the embattled lawmaker faces removal from the council in the coming weeks. The charges were filed earlier this year by community activist Ed Springston, who alleges Green broke council rules by instructing a non-profit group to reroute money […]

Lawmakers Form Charging Committee for Green Removal

The five members of the Louisville Metro Council who brought impeachment charges against embattled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, will hold a committee meeting Friday to prepare for the trial-like removal proceedings. A bipartisan group signed a petition to oust Green from office after the Metro Ethics Commission ruled unanimously that she violated the city’s ethics […]

Green Lobbying Colleagues for Support

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, has been lobbying fellow members in an attempt to influence their decision in her pending removal hearing, according to several sources in City Hall. A bipartisan group of five council members signed a petition to impeach the embattled city lawmaker Monday, citing the two ethics cases against Green. In […]

C-J Editorial Board: Green Must Go

In a methodical editorial, the Louisville Courier-Journal joins the five members of the Metro Council who moved to impeach Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, in arguing she must be removed from office. A bipartisan group signed a petition for removal Monday, which was delivered to the council clerk’s office and cites the two ethics complaints filed […]

UPDATE: Council Moves to Impeach Green

After reviewing the findings of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission, five members of the Metro Council have signed a petition calling for the removal of Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, from office. The five members are Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Kevin Kramer, R-11, Stuart Benson, R-20, and Madonna Flood, D-24, who met with legal […]