Kentucky

Located in the east-south central region of the country, Kentucky sits in the Sixth Circuit of the United States. It is one of four US states which is constituted under commonwealth, and was originally part of Virginia, prior to becoming a state on June 1, 1792, making it the 15th US state admitted to the union. With a population of over 4.4 million it is the 26th largest state by population, and 37th largest by area, at roughly 40,400 square miles.

Horse racing, college basketball, coal, moonshine, tobacco, bluegrass, automobile manufacturing, and bourbon distilleries throughout the state, are a few of the major trademarks which the state is known for. And, these are among the leading economic-drivers in the state as well. Excellent farming conditions make Kentucky one of the country’s leading economies in farming and agriculture. It is also known for bourbon production, auto manufacturing, energy fuel production, medical facilities, coal, and electricity production, are among the leading areas of development. Total gross product in 2016 for Kentucky was $197 billion, making it the 28th in the nation.

Kentucky is a commonwealth, much like Virginia from which the state was formed.  The government of Kentucky has three branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branch, with headquarters in the state capital of Frankfurt.

The Judicial Branch is known as the Kentucky Court of Justice, and is made up of District courts, Circuit courts, specialty courts as well as an appellate court system comprised of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court.  District courts have limited jurisdiction, and Circuit Courts have general jurisdiction.  Specialty courts cover areas such as Drug Courts and Family Courts. 

Kentucky holds 8 electoral votes during presidential elections.

The National Law Review covers the latest stories and developments in Kentucky. Agency news, recent legislation, tax laws, bankruptcy, employment laws, discrimination cases, and other developing stories and litigation from the state. Visitors will find information about upcoming developments, recent developments, and stories which affect the state of Kentucky, and the country, on the National Law Review.

Date Title Organization
31
Jan
USDA Awarding $19 Million in Grants to U.S. Business Owners to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
10
Nov
No Wheeling and No Dealing: JCPS Driver Sickout a Risky Tactic for Public Employees in Kentucky Barnes & Thornburg LLP
5
Oct
Convict Freed From Recognizing Income on IRA Distributions Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
2
Oct
New Technical Assistance Resources: If You Are Not Shovel Ready, Here’s How to Start the Process Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Sep
Sixth Circuit Reverses Grants of Preliminary Injunctions in Gender Dysphoria Cases Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Sep
Kentucky Court Grants Injunction on Small Business Lending Rule Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 1 – 7, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
25
Jul
Kentucky Is Latest State to Blacklist Financial Institutions Over ESG Policies Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Jul
Trending in Telehealth: June 27 – July 10, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
5
Jul
Supreme Court Reaffirms Registering to Do Business May Subject You to Lawsuits Bracewell LLP
30
Jun
US Supreme Court Holds Business Registration Subjects out Of State Companies to General Personal Jurisdiction K&L Gates
7
Jun
Game On: Mid-Year Update on U.S. Gaming Industry's Expanding Regulations, Legislation, and Launches Blank Rome LLP
19
Apr
Kentucky Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect in 2025 Jackson Lewis P.C.
4
Apr
EPA's most recent Waters of the United States rule endures a challenge in Kentucky, at least for now. Mintz
3
Apr
Kentucky Governor signs Bill Aimed at Mitigating Healthcare Workforce Shortages: Beginning of a Trend? Robinson & Cole LLP
24
Mar
Trending in Telehealth: March 13 – March 19, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
5
Mar
Federal Court Sentences Medical Clinics’ Co-Founder to Time Served of 14 Months in Prison, Orders $258 K in Restitution After Department of Labor Fraud Investigation U.S. Department of Labor
27
Feb
Conflict in Kentucky Over ESG Investing Mintz
7
Jan
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part IV Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
1
Dec
KOSHRC Suggests That All Kentucky Employers With More Than Eight Employees Must Develop Bloodborne Pathogen Training Programs Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
22
Nov
Marijuana “Kind of” Legal in Kentucky Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
16
Nov
Off to the Races: Executive Order Allows Use of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
16
Nov
Part 2: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Nov
Five States Put Abortion Questions on the Ballot; Health Care and Other Employers Should Stay Tuned Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
7
Nov
Give the People What They Want: Five States Put Abortion Questions on the Ballot Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
3
Nov
With Election Day Around the Corner, Employers Need to Remember You May Have to Give Employees Time Off to Vote Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
13
Oct
Killnet Takes Credit for Disabling State Websites Robinson & Cole LLP
8
Oct
Three Kentucky Correctional Officers Face Additional Civil Rights Charges for Assaulting Inmates and Attempting to Cover it Up The U.S. Department of Justice
4
Aug
Privacy Tip #339 – Scammers Take Advantage of Disaster Victims Robinson & Cole LLP
1
Aug
Federal Court Dismisses a Dealer’s Suit for Violation of the Kentucky Retail Sales of Equipment Act Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Jul
Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women Mintz
22
Jun
The Weeds Thicken: Making Sense of the Ninth Circuit’s Decision Finding Delta-8 Legal Under Federal Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
13
Jun
States Target Infant Formula Price Gouging Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Jun
Summer State/Local Law Round-Up, Part 1 of 2: California through New York (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
May
Kentucky and Maryland Enact Insurance Data Security Laws Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
May
Jury Awards $450,000 For Employer’s Termination of Employee After Receiving Notice About Anxiety Disorder Proskauer Rose LLP
19
May
Virginia Finalizes CDPA Text With the Addition of Three Amendment Bills ArentFox Schiff LLP
4
May
Two States Enact Insurance Data Security Laws Hunton Andrews Kurth
25
Apr
Navigating the Cannabis Fog: Litigation Ensues Over Legality of Delta-8 and Delta-10 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
21
Apr
Kentucky is The Latest State to Adopt the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law Robinson & Cole LLP
21
Apr
Whatever Happened to that Federal Contractor COVID Vaccine Order? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
11
Mar
Supreme Court Lets Kentucky AG Intervene in Cameron v. EMW. Now What? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
31
Jan
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Licensing and Compliance Developments Polsinelli PC
12
Jan
Kentucky Opens Applications For Renewable Chemical Production Program Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Dec
State Law Round-Up: Year-End Edition (US) (Part 1 of 2) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Dec
Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Dec
Federal Courts Block the Federal Contractor and Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandates for Certain States (Including Ohio) Roetzel & Andress LPA
30
Nov
Breaking News: Limited Three-State Preliminary Injunction of the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Issued Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
30
Nov
BREAKING NEWS: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Temporarily Enjoined in Three States Jackson Lewis P.C.
24
Nov
Coalition of State Attorneys General Investigating Instagram’s Effects on Children Hunton Andrews Kurth
 

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