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Ky. High Court Denies Bevin Move To Disqualify Judge In Pension Case

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jun 06, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Supreme Court of Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon denied a request by Gov. Matt Bevin seeking to disqualify a judge from hearing a challenge to the state’s new pension law.

In its ruling denying a request that Judge Phillip Shepherd be disqualified from hearing the pension case, the court said Bevin "failed to demonstrate any disqualifying circumstances that would require the appointment of a special judge."

Bevin previously was quoted as calling Shepherd an "incompetent hack." 

The order was signed by Chief Justice John Minton.

You can read the order below: