Conway plans to make courtroom arguments starting with for profit college cases

11/16/2011 08:01 PM

FRANKFORT — Getting directly involved in the courtroom is one of Attorney General Jack Conway’s top priorities for his second term.

Conway defeated Republican challenger Todd P’Pool by 10 points last week, campaigning mostly on his accomplishments of the last four years. He campaigned on his record for his first four years, including his office’s investigation into whether certain for-profit colleges misled the public with its job placement claims.

Conway told Pure Politics that the for-profit college case would likely give him the opportunity to be in the courtroom.

Conway has launched investigations in Daymar and National Colleges regarding fraudulent advertising of job placement, which are still ongoing.

If Conway does decide to get directly involved, he’s likely to be the first Attorney General in recent memory to do so.

Allison Martin, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s office, said none of the longest-serving staff members remember former Attorneys General Greg Stumbo or Ben Chandler taking part in courtroom proceedings.

But Conway said he wasn’t going back to the courtroom for attention. Instead, the attorney general said he’ll only get involved in cases where it can benefit the case, adding that if he comes in unprepared it could have a negative effect.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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