UPDATE: Kentucky court rejects sex-offender bar exam (3/20/2014)
The Kentucky Supreme Court has turned away a request from a convicted sex offender to reconsider his bid to take the bar exam and become a practicing lawyer. The seven justices on Thursday unanimously rejected a rehearing in the case. Full Article
A University of Kentucky law school graduate who finished in the top third of his class is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision barring him from taking the bar exam because he’s on the state sex-offender registry.
The court ruled unanimously in December that ____ ____ ____ can’t apply to take the test until he goes off the registry in 2027 — when he’s 44 years old — because he is listed for possession of child pornography, which the court described as one the most “iniquitous of crimes.”
The justices said it would put the “character and integrity of the bar itself” at risk if ____ ____ relapsed — or even if a client discovered he’s on the registry. Full Article