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Louisville Must Be An Internet No Man’s Land

February 20th, 2014 by admin · 2 Comments

On Wednesday morning, the Indiana Supreme Court suspended operations at the Clark County Drug Court. [WDRB]

Here’s an interesting gay marriage fight in Kentucky flashback to 1973, featuring J. Bruce Miller, et al. [Click the Clicky]

Have you seen the crazy comments on this story about anti-gay conversion therapy nutsos? [WHAS11]

The 2014 General Assembly proceeds at what might best be called a cautious pace. [Ronnie Ellis]

A bus company under scrutiny is facing another lawsuit. Brandon Seabrooks says he received serious injuries in a December 2012 accident involving Commonwealth Bus Service. [WLKY]

Kentuckians seeking to appreciate the re-election threat facing Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell need only turn on their television sets. [Bloomberg]

The push to bring casinos to Kentucky will be over by next week if racetrack owners can’t come together to support the effort, a Louisville lawmaker said Tuesday. [WAVE3]

Pretty much everyone agrees the state tax system is broken. Finding agreement on specific ways to reform it is the hard part. [KET]

Democratic Councilwoman Attica Scott is seeking a legal opinion on whether city lawmakers can raise the minimum wage for all workers in Louisville Metro. [WFPL]

Google Fiber is ready to expand, as Google has identified nine sites scattered around the country as possible sites of deployment, the company said. Louisville is not one of them. [Ars Technica]

The recent resignation of Craig Richard as president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, is the latest in what could signal a communitywide shift in economic development. [Business First]

A class action civil complaint filed Tuesday by a Louisville attorney in federal court names 10 Clark County employees as the defendants, stemming from claims of mistreatment to Clark County Drug Treatment Court participants and some who have been placed on work release. [News & Tribune]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Discrimination · Gambling · Gays · Greater Louisville Inc. · Indiana · Metro Council · State Government · Taxes

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 J. Bruce Miller // Feb 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Yes, the Jones v. Hallahan case was handled by me IN MY THEN-CAPACITY as Jefferson County Attorney. It was our statutory responsibility to represent the County Clerk (Mr. Hallahan). the County Attorneys’ Office was obligated to defend the County Clerk and the position he desired to take — in view of the then-existing case law and statutory authority. As the Jones case indicates THE SUBJECT had only been dealt with in 2 cases (one in Minn. and the other in NY) — and “…both of them reached the same result.”

    As I commented in a letter to Judge Heyburn, “…you and I have witnessed what has been one of the most compelling societal changes in our Nation’s history in such a short period of time. In Jones there were only two cases in two states to ever consider the issue! Forty years later, not only has the judicial approach totally changed, but so has the public’s approach. ”

    I write this simply to make sure the context (in terms of my responsibility as the then-County Attorney and in terms of the vast societal/judicial changes) is properly recognized.

  • 2 jake // Feb 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I think most folks consumed the case in proper context – with no judgment toward you.

    But your comment here really brings perspective!

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