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: