For the second time in less than a week, the Louisville Metro Council Court that will preside over the removal trial of impeached Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, will convene Thursday to vote on a final hearing date.
Last month, council members Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, Kevin Kramer, R-11, Stuart Benson, R-20, and Madonna Flood, D-24, filed misconduct charges against Green stemming from two complaints that alleged she violated the city’s code of ethics.
On Monday, the remaining lawmakers took an oath to sit as jurors and chose two possible hearing dates in early August, but attorney Derwin Webb, who is representing Green, objected to the scheduling process and questioned the fairness of that decision.
In a telephone interview, Court Chairman Kelly Downard, R-16, told WFPL he has received a request and the panel will likely provide additional time.
“We’ve got 20 people involved here and that makes it difficult to pull all that together. Then we also have two attorneys and we have a respondent and a charging committee who wants to try to attend,” he says. “I don’t know that we can ever do anything that will befit everyone’s needs 100 percent, but we’re going to try to do the best we can.”