Louisville Magazine

MAR 2012

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Eric L. Ison, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Bryan Edward Leet, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Dennis David Murrell, Middleton Reutlinger John S. Reed, Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice Sheryl G. Snyder, Frost Brown Todd David Brandeis Tachau, Tachau Meek Business-Commercial Law Henry Spencer Alford, Jr., Middleton Reutlinger Gregory Scott Berman, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs John W. Bilby, Stoll Keenon Ogden Scott William Dolson, Frost Brown Todd James A. Giesel, Frost Brown Todd W. Tomas Halbleib, Jr., Stites & Harbison 129 Michael de Leon Hawthorne, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Robert A. Heath, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Robert Gregg Hovious, Fultz Maddox Hovious Dickens Tomas Wayne Ice, Jr., Middleton Reutlinger Franklin Keith Jelsma, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Charlie Keeton, Frost Brown Todd Donald J. Kelly, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Peggy B. Lyndrup, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Dennis David Murrell, Middleton Reutlinger Stephenson Woodward v . A case revolving around the residency qualifications of a candidate for the state Senate, 37th District, resulted in two competing candidates being sworn in to office but neither being seated. On the eve of the 2004 election, Democrat Virginia Woodward filed a motion in circuit court to disqualify Republican Dana Stephenson on the grounds that she had not lived in Kentucky for the required six years prior to the election. Stephenson won the next day by 1,022 votes over Woodward. Ten all legal heck breaks loose: (1) Franklin Circuit Court Judge William Graham rules against Stephenson, who admits she lived in southern Indiana from 1997-2001. (2) Stephenson's lawyer files a challenge with the state Senate, citing "separation of powers"— that only the senate can rule on the quali- fications of its members. And (3) the state Board of Elec- tions meets and decides to qualify neither candidate — but then, following the order of a second circuit judge, certi- fies Woodward as winner. After a nine-member panel of its members concurs, the full Senate votes in Stephenson. Graham re-enters and reasserts that Stephenson is disquali- fied. Stephenson then appeals to the Kentucky Supreme Court. It sides, on a 5-2 vote, with Graham, who notes that "the legislature cannot make a buzzard a bull by merely saying it is, nor can the General Assembly declare Stephen- son a resident when she is not." He then determines that, while Stephenson isn't entitled to the seat, he hasn't the authority to order the Senate to seat Woodward. [70] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.12 Patrick R. Northam, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Patrick T. Schmidt, Tilford Dobbins Alexander Class Action Law 60 Gregory Belzley, Belzley Bathurst Attorneys Justin Drew Clark, Stoll Keenon Ogden Marjorie Ann Farris, Stites & Harbison Mark Kevin Gray, Gray & White Joseph L. Hamilton, Stites & Harbison Janet Jakubowicz, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Jasper D. Ward IV, Jones Ward Matthew Lee White, Gray & White Michelle D. Wyrick, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Mitzi Denise Wyrick, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Collections Law 59 Richard Boyd Alphin, Lloyd & McDaniel ÔGregory Scott Berman, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs Michael V. Brodarick, Lloyd & McDaniel Tomas Lynch Canary, Jr., Mapother & Mapother Benjamin C. Fultz, Fultz Maddox Hovious Dickens Stephen S. Johnson, Attorney at law James Lloyd, Lloyd & McDaniel Michael W. McClain II, Baldinger McClain John T. McGarvey, Morgan & Pottinger Steven Allen Snow, Snow Law Offices L. Tyler Spies, Deatrick & Spies Consumer Law 38 ÔGregory Scott Berman, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs John Richard Crockett III, Frost Brown Todd Ellen Gail Friedman, Lowen & Morris F. Chris Gorman, Conliffe Sandmann & Sullivan Charles Martin Pritchett, Jr., Frost Brown Todd Construction Law David Blandford, Ackerson & Yann Steven Aaron Brehm, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Steven Michael Crawford, Frost Brown Todd Angela Susanne Fetcher, Stoll Keenon Ogden John Mark Grundy, Bingham Greenebaum Doll 65

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