From Frankfort

Law which prohibits legislators accepting "anything of value" from lobbyists has been ruled unconstitutional by U.S. district court judge

12/07/2017 09:11 AM

FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s ethics laws, passed in 2014, which states a member of the legislature can take nothing of value from a lobbyist, has been struck down as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman, who ruled in June 2017 that the laws were too vague to be enforced and violated lobbyists’ freedom of speech, issued a final order this past Friday which included an injunction telling the Kentucky Ethics Commission that they couldn’t enforce the unconstitutional rules. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, and... Read more 


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