The importance of your vote this election

Last year, 2015, only a fraction of Kentuckians voted and we elected a Governor without a mandate from the people as less than half the people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky voted. This election cycle, we in Kentucky, and in the rest of the country, are voting for everything from who will hear your traffic … Continue reading The importance of your vote this election

Metal detectors at JCPS?

Metal Detectors in JCPS? Last week, I met with Dr. Raisor, the Chief Operations Officer for JCPS to discuss the possibility of putting metal detectors/magnetometers in all JCPS middle and high schools. It was a productive first meeting, and there will be more. There are many people working on this issue including but not limited to Scott Drabenstadt, … Continue reading Metal detectors at JCPS?

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit:  Get a copy of your credit report. If you live in Kentucky, you are entitled to a free copy every year. You can get it from www.annualcreditreport.com. Do not take any of the add-ons, just go straight through for your free report. Once you have … Continue reading Some simple things you can do to help improve your credit

What is a Gross Misdemeanor

A bill was recently introduced for consideration for Kentucky’s General Assembly next year that would change some felonies to “gross misdemeanors”. A felony is crime punishable by over a year and jail and if one pleads guilty, or is found guilty of a felony, it has previously kept people from (just some of the limitations) voting, owning a gun, and … Continue reading What is a Gross Misdemeanor

Star Trek and same-sex marriage

How Star Trek and Marriage Equality are tied together, in my life The history of the same-gender marriage timeline have been discussed in other blog posts, but where same-gender (or same-sex) marriage began to intersect with Star Trek in my timeline was in 2012. In 2012, I filed the first same-gender bankruptcy case in Kentucky. At that point, some states … Continue reading Star Trek and same-sex marriage

New expungement rules for felonies in Kentucky

As of July 15, 2016 many felonies in Kentucky can be expunged. The list is long enough hat is it is easier to say what is NOT expugnable. The convictions, or guilty pleas, that can’t be expunged are: Crimes involving seniors. Sex crimes. Drug trafficking; and Human trafficking. If the felony does not fall under one of these categories, it may be eligible … Continue reading New expungement rules for felonies in Kentucky

Upcoming US Supreme Court cases

For the next round of cases the Justices are reviewing: 14-10008 Wearry v. Cain (1) Whether the Louisiana courts erred in failing to find that the State’s failure to disclose exculpatory evidence violated its obligation underBrady v. Maryland and that this failure prejudiced the defense; and (2) whether the Louisiana courts erred in failing to find … Continue reading Upcoming US Supreme Court cases

A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community.

A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community. As long as I have been practicing law I have, of course, been assisting the LGBT community with things from wills to traffic tickets. In the Spring of 2012 I was hired to represent two men for … Continue reading A look back over the last 4 years and my personal involvement with the legal aspects of working with the LGBT community.