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Gov. Matt Bevin's attorneys want Judge Shepherd pulled from lawsuit over "sickout" investigation

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 10:49:12-04

(LEX 18) — Gov. Matt Bevin's attorneys said they want Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd pulled from a lawsuit over the state labor cabinet's "sickout" investigation, according to a Louisville TV station.

It has been reported that Bevin's lawyer filed a motion on Tuesday seeking Shepherd's disqualification from hearing the case.

This came after the judge "liked" a Facebook post related to AG Andy Beshear's gubernatorial campaign.

The post was made by Representative Chris Harris, in which he said he was honored to sign a pledge card to vote for the Beshear-Coleman ticket in the general election.

It has also been reported that in the motion, Bevin's attorney argued that Shepherd has "demonstrated an inability to set aside politics to preserve the integrity of the judiciary."

So far, it is unclear whether the motion has been presented to the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission.