News & Notes for Wednesday, 10/26

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Judge rebuffs Supreme Court hopeful Joe Fischer's bid to stall investigation

A federal judge has rejected state Supreme Court candidate Joe Fischer's effort to preempt potential enforcement action by state judicial officials over how he is running his campaign for a seat on the court's 6th District.

U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell on Monday denied Fischer's request that she block the state Judicial Conduct Commission from further action against his campaign over complaints it had received, saying that so far, there is no "credible threat" of enforcement. (Courier-Journal)

AG Cameron files brief defending abortion laws ahead of Supreme Court’s oral arguments

On Monday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief in defense of Kentucky’s abortion laws ahead of the state’s Supreme Courts November arguments over the Commonwealth’s trigger abortion ban that went into effect over the summer.  The filing comes as the court prepares to hear oral arguments, and lawsuits continue to mount against the abortion laws. (LinkNKY)

It's settled: Breonna Taylor protesters who blocked bridge to no longer stand trial

Twelve days before Breonna Taylor protesters were expected to face a jury for blocking traffic on the Clark Memorial Bridge, prosecutors announced the remaining defendants had agreed to settle their cases.

Jefferson District Judge Anne Haynie had approved combining cases for 26 protesters into one trial in August. And in the weeks since, each defendant has agreed to complete 20 hours of volunteer service in exchange for having their misdemeanor charges dismissed and expunged from their records. (Courier-Journal)

Analysis shows voters in states with new abortion restrictions oppose them

A new poll commissioned by The 19th asked residents in states where near-total bans on abortion have recently been enacted whether they support or oppose the bans. Within those states, 52 percent of residents said they believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while only 13 percent said they back the bans. The poll also found that 61 percent of U.S. residents overall believe that abortion should remain legal in all or most cases. Just 10 percent back complete bans and 25 percent believe the procedure should be banned in most cases. (Truthout)

And from the Twitterverse ...

News blurbs in 280 characters.

Dems going after Nemes in eastern Jefferson County

New ad against Amendment 1

Dr. Oz says the quiet part out loud

Eric Deters has started referring to himself as “Governor”

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