Legislators Intervening In Court In Kentucky

Proposed Bill Before Judicial Committee To Allow Legislators To Intervene In Court Cases Where The Attorney General Has Refused To Defend Kentucky Law

Senate Bill 221 was filed by Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello.  The bill would allow the Senate president or House speaker to intervene in a court case what the attorney general fails to defend a state law or provision of the Kentucky Constitution.  Sen. Gregory said on Tuesday that she filed Senate Bill 221 partially in response to AG Jack Conway’s decision not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

There is a provision of the bill that would allow legislative leaders to intervene in court cases Continue reading