Federal Appeals Court Rules That KBA Violated Attorney's Free Speech Rights

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

The Kentucky Bar Association violated the free speech rights of attorney John M. Berry, Jr. by threatening him with discipline if he further criticized publicly a legislative ethics commission ruled the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today in Berry v Schmitt, No 11-5456/5515 (July 27, 2012). Berry had released a letter criticizing the ethics commission's handling of an investigation pertaining to Senate President David Williams.  

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