Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is commending Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for backing the state of Montana in a case that revisits the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. Two years ago, justices in a 5-to-4 majority rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme […]

McConnell Urges Supreme Court to Reaffirm Citizens United Case

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to safeguard its controversial Citizens United case by overturning a state ruling that defied the high court’s decision. Two years ago, a 5-to-4 majority of justices rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme Court […]

McConnell Tells Obama to ‘Back Off’ on Supreme Court Comments

Speaking at the Rotary Club in Lexington Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to refrain from criticizing the Supreme Court as the justices deliberate the constitutionality of health care reform. On Monday, the president talked about the pending case and said he was confident the nine justices would uphold his legislative […]

Supreme Court Begins Hearing Case Challenging Healthcare Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear three days of arguments challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law Monday. Justices will hear several different legal arguments against the Affordable Care Act, but their first question will be whether it is too soon for the high court to review the law. The reform has been […]

Paul: 50-50 Chance That Health Care Law Will Be Overturned

From Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio Even if the U-S Supreme Court overturns elements of the health care overhaul, Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says the reform effort should continue. Paul, who’s was elected just after Congress passed the law, says the old system didn’t work. “I tell people that my prediction is […]

Yarmuth Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Case

Seeking to overturn the Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., filed a bill Tuesday that would amend the U.S. Constitution to get money out of politics by toppling key provisions of the Supreme Court’s controversial decision. The bipartisan legislation was introduced alongside U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-Nc., and establishes that financial expenditures and […]

Attorney Agrees Wal-Mart Case Too Large For Class Action

A Louisville attorney who has worked extensively in employment litigation says he agrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a sexual discrimination case against Wal-Mart. The court ruled this week that the case involving more than 1.5 million plaintiffs cannot proceed as a class action. The case has become the largest civil rights class […]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Coal Lawsuit Against Federal Government

The United States Supreme Court has declined to consider a case that would have changed the fees coal companies pay for their exported coal. Right now, coal companies pay what’s called an “Abandoned Mine Land” fee on each ton of coal. A decade ago, Consol Energy and other companies, including subsidiaries of  Massey Energy and […]

NAACP: Give JCPS Plan A Chance To Work

By Rick Howlett The Louisville branch of the NAACP has released a report outlining its position on the Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan. The school board approved the plan following a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared the district’s 30-year old desegregation policy unconstitutional because it used race as the sole […]

UofL Law Professor Sees Lack of Diversity in High Court Nomination

by Stephanie Crosby A University of Louisville law professor says today’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court is a safe choice for President Obama. Brandeis School of Law professor Russell Weaver says the Solicitor General is highly qualified for the position, but does little to improve a certain kind of diversity on […]