The Randy Report has posted that finally formal charges have been filed against Kim Davis (pictured above), the self-martyred “Christian” Kentucky County clerk after her refusal to issue marriage licenses to marry same-sex couples.
From the Lexington CBS affiliate:
The Rowan County Attorney’s Office said on Friday that it has referred to the Attorney General’s Office a charge of official misconduct against Davis. A release from the county attorneys office says Kentucky Bar Association “Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky prohibit the Rowan County Attorney’s Office from prosecuting Davis” because they are involved in current litigation with Davis.
“Typically, the attorney general’s office refers conflict cases to a prosecutor from another county,” the release says.
The release says Rowan County Government and the Rowan County Attorney’s Office cannot take any other action against Kim Davis.
“Kentucky state government is the only entity that can move to have Kim Davis removed as Rowan County Clerk,” the release says.
A spokeswoman for the attorney generals office told WKYT they are looking into the matter.
According to Morehead News:
Official misconduct in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable with imprisonment not to exceed 12 months and fines of $500.
Official misconduct in the second degree is a Class B misdemeanor and carries a potential punishment of up to 90 days imprisonment and fines of $250.
The charge must be tried in court before a designation of first or second degree is placed upon it.
Now how fast or to what extent Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conwat will move on this is the next question.
Earlier this month this website Back2Stonewall.com reached out to Kentucky Attorney General’s office to inquire if Jack Conway would be filing contempt charges against Ms. Davis for her refusal to issue licenses and the Statehouse switchboard operator replied that “Mr. Conway sent out an email this morning saying that he would not get involved in this case”
Conway, a Democrat is running Kentucky Governor in a heated race against Tea Party darling Mike Bevin on July 10th when asked if he won the Governors race he would be open to changing Kentucky law to accommodate county clerks upset about same sex marriage licenses.
Davis’ who is being represented by the ant-gay law group the Liberty Counsel has filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court Friday, asking that they delay the mandate to issue licenses until her appeal is finished, a process that could stretch for months.