Judge Rules for Bevin in Lt. Governor Lawsuit

When Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s office fired the lieutenant governor’s top two assistants it had every legal right to do so, a judge said Friday in ruling on an extraordinary legal fight playing out amid the governor’s tough reelection campaign.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled that the governor has “superseding authority” to hire and fire the lieutenant governor’s staff, and the lieutenant governor has none — unless the governor grants the authority.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, said he’s reviewing the ruling, but he expects to appeal.

Source: MG News

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