Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law's Allen Courtroom.
The Justices will travel to Louisville as part of a continuing effort to increase public awareness and understanding of the Court's function and of the legal matters that come before it. All Supreme Court sessions are open to the public.
The Thursday, September 19, 2013, docket is as follows:
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC v. Capital Community Economic/Industrial Development Corporation, Inc. (2012-SC-249-DG)
Issue: Secured Transactions. KRS 355.9-109. Whether a governmental entity that entered into a secured transaction with a private business is exempt from the filing requirements of Article 9 of the UCC, via KRS 355.9-109(4)(q).
Discretionary Review granted 2/13/2013
Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas D. Wingate
Attorneys for Appellant: Virginia Hamilton Snell and Daniel Ernest Hitchcock
Attorneys for Appellee: Robert W. Kellerman and Sarah Jackson Bishop
(Note: Justice Michelle M. Keller is recused.)
United States of America, By and Through the United States Attorneys For The Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky v. Kentucky Bar Association (2013-SC-270-KB)
Issue: Whether it is unethical for a criminal defense attorney to advise a client about a plea agreement that requires the defendant to waive ineffective assistance of counsel claims, and whether it is unethical for a prosecutor to make such an offer.
Attorneys for Movant: Kerry Brent Harvey and David Jason Hale
Attorney for Appellee: Thomas H. Glover, John D. Meyers and Brian Scott West
The public is invited to attend the oral argument sessions. Following the final argument, the Justices will address questions from the audience. Questions should not relate to the cases just heard, or to other pending cases.
The state's court of last resort traditionally meets in the Capitol Building in Frankfort. The appearance in Louisville is part of an ongoing public education program begun in 1985 when the Court traveled to Louisville to hear oral arguments, the first time a state Supreme Court session was ever held outside Frankfort. Since that time, sessions have been held in locations across the state. Further questions may be addressed to Susan Stokley Clary, Supreme Court Administrator, at (502) 564-5444.