Grayson, KY â€“ This afternoon Liberty Counsel filed an appeal of the Contempt Order for Kim Davis, who is now in her fourth day of confinement at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky. Liberty Counsel attorneys are continuing to work on the legal brief that will later be filed in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked to expedite the appeal and set the Contempt Order aside.
â€śWhile most Americans are enjoying the extended holiday weekend with family and friends, Kim Davis sits in isolation for the fourth day in jail,â€ť said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. â€śWe are working through the holiday to secure Kimâ€™s freedom,â€ť Staver said.
The Notice of Appeal is directed to the Contempt Order verbally given from the bench last Thursday. Judge Bunning has not yet entered a written order even though Mrs. Davis has been incarcerated.
â€śMrs. Davis is entitled to proper notice and due process when she is threatened with the loss of her freedom.
There was no indication that she would be incarcerated.
We will be presenting our arguments on appeal and asking for an expedited ruling,â€ť said Staver.
The Supreme Court did not change Kentuckyâ€™s marriage law or its forms, but invalidated the legislation limiting marriage to opposite sex couples. It is up to each stateâ€™s legislature to conform the law to the opinion. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers filed a brief in Davisâ€™s case, pointing out to the judge: â€śThe Supreme Court ruling has completely obliterated the definition of marriage and the process for obtaining a marriage license in Kentucky. The General Assembly will be compelled to amend many sections of Kentucky law, not just for the issuance of marriage licenses, to comply with the recent Supreme Court decision.â€ť The brief pointed out that the Governor can call a special session of the legislature, or he could issue an executive order about the licenses to later be codified by the legislature during the 2016 session. A judge is not a super-legislature that can rewrite the law.
[URL=http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14100&PRID=1587]]]Kim Davis. 10 points from her cell. [/URL]