Beshear announces latest win in pension case; launches new website

05/08/2018 10:12 AM

FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, says he has won another victory in the ongoing pension lawsuit.

Beshear took to Twitter to announce a ruling against a deposition request from the Bevin Administration. The administration had petitioned the court to depose the Office of the Attorney General, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police on the unconstitutionality of Senate Bill 151.

A Franklin County Circuit Judge ruled in favor of Beshear’s motion for a Protective Order to prevent the administration from seeking discovery from the three organizations, which he said would have delayed the case.

“It’s just another positive step toward getting you the full and final ruling declaring this bill unconstitutional and protecting your rights,” Beshear said in a video statement.

Beshear also announced the creation of a new website providing updates on the ongoing litigation process. ag.ky.gov/pensionbill provides a step by step timeline with the information about each ruling, motion and filing from either side.

“It’s just another step we are taking so I can keep you, my client, the people of Kentucky as informed as we possibly can,” he said.

Oral arguments for the case are set for June 7.

Watch his statement here:

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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  • Charlie wrote on May 08, 2018 11:24 AM :

    Why is AG Beshear using our tax dollars to fight the pension saving law duly passed by the legislature? He must either want: 1. The state to go bankrupt. 2. The pensions to go bankrupt. 3. Both.

    The Beshears have proven that they will ignore the facts and use the state’s precious resources to buy votes in the past and it appears this practice has continued.

  • Geoff Young for Congress wrote on May 09, 2018 11:04 AM :

    AG Andy Beshear’s new web site is very nice, but he himself is an unindicted, election-rigging, election-stealing felon. He was & is an integral part of a conspiracy by 122 TOTALLY CORRUPT “Democrats” to rig & steal the Dem primaries for Governor in 2015 and the KY-6 race (US House of Representatives) this year. Young Andy (D) belongs in a federal prison – asap.

    Geoff Young (D): Kentucky “Democratic” Party Can’t Stop Rigging Primaries

    Please contact U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr. at the Lexington Main Phone Number: (859) 233-2661 – and leave a message asking him to indict 122 powerful “Democrats” for ongoing election fraud. He has the authority to do it, based on the information I mailed to him. If the month of April goes by with no indictments, I am going to demand the immediate arrest of these 122 crooked “Democrats” by federal marshals.

    Media Release – For Immediate Release – March 30, 2018 – Lexington, KY

    On 3/22/18, the Kentucky “Democratic” Party and/or the “Democratic” Woman’s Club of Kentucky called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to send an officer to remove me from the club’s annual meeting. The location was the “Democratic” Party Headquarters building on Democrat Drive.

    During a break in the meeting, Deputy Sheriff James Stepp walked up to me. I was sitting at a table in the back of the room minding my own business. He asked me to come outside, and our conversation is summarized on pp. 25-27 of the following document, which I mailed to U.S. Attorney Rob Duncan yesterday (March 29, 2018):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/oduz8ny4hpvhitt/Criminal02v2%20Compl%20US%20Atty%20Updated%20Mar2918.doc?dl=0

    The 69-page document is titled, “Official, Notarized Criminal Complaint Against Certain Powerful Democrats for Ongoing Election Fraud and Violations of Geoff Young’s Constitutional Rights (Federal and Kentucky) – Updated.” I mailed Version 1 to the two U.S. Attorneys for Kentucky and the FBI in Louisville on 2/22/18. I’m asking them to indict 122 powerful Kentucky Democrats, including the following people and organizations:

    1. Ben Self, Current Chairperson of the Kentucky “Democratic” Party
    2. Sannie Overly, former Chair of the KDP from 1/30/16 to 11/11/17
    3. Patrick Hughes, former Chair of the KDP from 2/6/15 to 1/30/16
    4. Dan Logsdon, former Chair of the KDP from 2010 to 2/6/15
    5. Mary Nishimuta, Executive Director of the KDP
    6. Charlotte Flanery
    7. Ronnie Bastin
    8. Mark Barnard
    9. Reggie Thomas
    10. Amy McGrath
    11. Jim Gray
    12. Adam Edelen
    13. Jack Conway, former Attorney General of Kentucky
    14. Steve Beshear, former Governor of Kentucky
    15. Attorney General Andy Beshear
    16. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
    17. The Kentucky Young Democrats and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    18. The College Democrats of Kentucky and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    19. George Russell, Franklin Co. Chairperson and member of State Board of Elections
    20. Albert B, Chandler III, member of State Board of Elections
    21. Donald W. Blevins, member of State Board of Elections
    22. Maryellen Allen, former Executive Director of the State Board of Elections
    23. Greg Copley, Attorney General’s Office
    24. Barbara Whaley, retired from Attorney General’s Office
    25. Shawna Kincer, Attorney General’s Office
    26. Jon Salomon, Esq.
    27. Adam K. Neel, Esq.
    28. Kristin E. McCall, Esq.
    29. Mark Guilfoyle, Esq.
    30. Jennifer A. Moore, Esq.
    31. Abigale Rhodes Green, Esq.
    32. Bailey Roese, Esq.
    33. Christie A. Moore, Esq.
    34. Matt James, Assistant Attorney General
    35. Estelle Bayer, member of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky
    36. Clint Morris, Chairperson of the Fayette County “Democratic” Party

    51. Donna Moore Campbell

    56. Angela Evans
    57. Chris Ford
    58. Denise Gray

    60. Josh Hicks

    67. Bob McNulty
    68. Josh Mers

    77. Alayne White

    93. Kathy Hinkle and the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky

    The State Central Executive Committee of the KDP and all of its voting members.

    Young also has a federal lawsuit pending against the KDP and FCDP for election fraud, which is now before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Young stated: “This criminal conspiracy has been continuing to violate my freedom of speech, the KDP Bylaws, and Kentucky election laws, even while my civil lawsuit is still pending against them. They don’t seem to pay any attention to election fraud, the rights of Democratic voters to participate in fair elections, or the rule of law.”

    For more details or to arrange an interview, please contact:

    Geoff Young for Congress
    (859) 278-4966
    Campaign web site: www.young4ky.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.m.young.9
    Email: energetic@windstream.net

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