Zoeller Outlines Case For Joining Health Care Suit

By Rick Howlett Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is defending his decision to include the state in a lawsuit challenging the recently-passed federal health care law. Zoeller is joining more than a dozen attorneys general in challenging the law’s constitutionality. The Republican says the suit is being misconstrued by some as political posturing and a […]

UofL Law Professors Debate 'Citizens United' Case

It still remains unclear how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year in the so-called “Citizens United” case will affect elections. Some University of Louisville professors believe there will be much more discussion about it in legal and political circles in the months to come. A Supreme Court decision in January relaxed restrictions on corporate […]

A-G's Request for Stay Filed With U.S. Supreme Court

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has no idea how long it might take for the U.S. Supreme Court to grant or deny a stay request filed yesterday regarding the state’s sex offender law. Attorney General Jack Conway filed the stay ahead of an appeal to a ruling last month from the Kentucky Supreme Court. The […]

Residency Restrictions Eased for Some KY Sex Offenders

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that Kentucky sex offenders who committed their crime before July 2006 are free to live anywhere they want, and this week denied a stay in the ruling while it’s appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. A northern Kentucky convicted sex offender challenged a 2006 law by the General Assembly […]

Student Assignment Suit Dropped

The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Jefferson County Public Schools over the district’s new student assignment plan have dropped their suit. Their attorney, Ted Gordon, says the parents have had their complaints with JCPS resolved or have opted to home school their children. A handful of  parents of kindergarten students claimed the children were assigned […]

UofL Law School Dean Reacts to Sotomayor Nomination

President Barack Obama named his Supreme Court nominee this morning, setting the stage for the vetting of 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor.   Dean Jim Chen at the University of Louisville law school says she will be an ideal successor to retiring associate justice David Souter, who was one of the left-leaning […]

Chief Justice Roberts To Speak At U of L April 18

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts will visit the University of Louisville later this month. Roberts will speak on April 18 as part of the U of L McConnell Center lecture series. After some opening remarks, he’ll take part in a panel discussion. The event was originally set for last fall but was […]

U.S. Chief Justice to Speak at UofL

The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will visit Louisville later this month. Chief Justice John Roberts will speak October 27th at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s fall lecture series. Center Director Gary Gregg says Roberts will deliver brief opening remarks. “He wants to have a conversation though,” says […]