Monthly Archives: December 2006

Prosecutorial Misconduct Derails Pursuit of Justice

Check out this article from LawReader  citing a study by the Center for Public Integrity.  One reason why justice remains elusive is that some attorney’s ignore their code of ethics.  The above article focuses on prosecutor’s ignoring their ethical guidelines but such … Continue reading

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Denial of a petition to terminate parental rights appealable

In their ‘to be published’ K.R.L. v. P.A.C. et al, 2006-CA-0364-ME decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled KRS 625.110 unconstitutional to the extent that it prohibits the right of appeal from a denied petition for termination of parental rights.  The … Continue reading

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Merry (belated) Christmas

My aplogies.  I had some last minute Christmas shopping to do which took precedence over blogging – just ask my three children.  My wife and I, for the first time in a long while, stuck to a very modest budget … Continue reading

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Victims’ Rights Groups!?

I am anxious to hear from anyone with first hand knowledge of this phenomenon.  There are a number of victims’ rights groups set up that contact the victims and families of victims immediately (within days) of a major catastrophe, such … Continue reading

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$1.7 Million Sponge

A jury in Lexington recently returned a verdict of $1.7 million to a woman because of sponges left in her during a surgery and the resulting complications.  See Lawreader for more details.  This large verdict is unusual for Lexington, Kentucky.  … Continue reading

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Adoptions & The Cabinet for Health & Family Services

In my former life I worked for over a decade in child protective services and dealt with foster care and adoption issues on a daily basis.  I am encouraged by the attention being directed at adoption and foster care recently.  … Continue reading

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Salute to Family Law

Perhaps there are colleges that focus a great deal more on family law than I experienced at my alma mater.  We had plenty of business and commerce related courses but only a single family law course.  This frustrated me somewhat … Continue reading

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