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October 16, 2019

Kentucky Supreme Court Session

When:
September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-09-19T10:00:00-04:00
2019-09-19T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
The Center for Rural Development
2292 South U.S. 27
Somerset
KY 42501

The Kentucky Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in Somerset Kentucky on September 19, 2019. The Supreme Court session will be held in The Center for Rural Development’s Theatre. The Justices will travel to Somerset Kentucky for oral argument in a continuing effort to increase public awareness and understanding of the Court’s function and of the legal matters which come before it. All Supreme Court sessions are open to the public.

Thursday, September 19th, 2019, docket is as follows:

10:00 a.m.

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. TRAVIS M. BREDHOLD (2017-SC-0436-TG)
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. EFRAIN DIAZ, JR. (2017-SC-0536-TG)
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. JUSTIN SMITH (2017-SC-0537-TG)

“Capital Punishment. Eighth Amendment. Imposition of the death penalty on those 18 to 21 years of age.”
Fayette Circuit Court, Judge Ernesto Scorsone
Attorneys for Appellant: Andy Beshear and Matthew R. Krygiel
Attorneys for Appellee Bredhold: Timothy G. Arnold, Emily Holt Rhorer and
Brandon Neil Jewell
Attorney for Appellee Diaz: Timothy G. Arnold
Attorneys for Appellee Smith: Brandon Neil Jewell and Kim Angela Green

The public is invited to attend the oral argument session. Following the argument, the Justices will address questions from the audience. Questions should not relate to the case just heard, or to other pending cases.

The state’s court of last resort traditionally meets in the Capitol Building in Frankfort. The appearance in Somerset Kentucky is part of an ongoing public education program begun in 1985 when the Court traveled to Louisville to hear oral arguments, the first time a state Supreme Court session was ever held outside Frankfort. Since that time, sessions have been held in locations across the state.

KET will broadcast the oral argument on KET-KY and live stream at www.ket.org/live.