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Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear
Oral Arguments at UK

By Kelley Bozeman

 

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The Court will hold an informal question and answer session for UK College of Law students at the end of the arguments.

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Oct. 8, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear three oral arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the University of Kentucky College of Law Courtroom.

The Court will hold an informal question and answer session for UK College of Law students at the end of the arguments. The Court will also hear a second day of oral arguments on Oct. 10 at the Fayette County Circuit Courthouse, James E. Keller Courtroom, 120 N. Limestone St.

The seven-member panel of Justices will travel to Lexington for the two-day session of oral arguments in a continuing effort to educate future lawyers about the skills associated with appellate advocacy and to increase public awareness and understanding of the Court's function and the legal matters which come before it.

The Wednesday, Oct. 9, docket at the law school is as follows:

9 a.m.: Williams, et al. v. Kentucky Department of Education, et al., No. 2000-SC-342-DG

Issues: "Whether the Board of Claims has jurisdiction over the local county boards of education, and whether the state Department of Education can be held vicariously liable for acts of a local school's faculty."

10 a.m.: Coleman v. Commonwealth, No. 2001-SC-1024-MR

Issue: "Whether a parole officer's warrantless entry and search of a parolee's home and seizure of contraband was constitutional under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 10 of the Kentucky Constitution."

11 a.m.: Grubbs, et al. v. Barbourville Health Center, et al., No. 2001-SC-563-DG; and cross-appeal: Barbourville Health Center, et al. v. Grubbs, et al., No. 2001 SC-961-DG; To be heard with: Bogan, et al. v. Altman, McGuire & Pigg, P.S.C., et al., No. 2001-SC-571-DG.

Issue: "Whether Kentucky law recognizes a cause of action for 'wrongful life' and/or 'wrongful birth.'"

Media note: All media are welcome to attend each session. Case briefs are available for review in the UK College of Law Library.


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