A Lawyer’s Take on Marriages in Rowan County and Whether Kim Davis Belongs in Jail

I know Kim Davis was released from jail earlier today, but there are some real legal issues that need to be sorted out.

Are the marriage licenses currently being issued by her deputy clerks valid?

Do the licenses have to include Davis’ name on them?

Should Kim Davis be in jail right now?

Marty Lederman, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has a really thorough writeup attempting to sort through those questions as they pertain to Kentucky law. Not every question has a straightforward answer, though, making things even more confusing. (Keep in mind he posted this before she was released.)

This may be the kicker:

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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Accused of Not Saying “Under God” During Pledge of Allegiance

With two days to go before Nashville’s mayoral election, candidate Megan Barry has already faced a nasty smear campaign from her opponent David Fox (below), who approved a radio ad suggesting Barry supports church/state separation (*gasp*) and has it out for Christian groups.

Spoiler: She doesn’t.

Now, Metro Councilman Duane Dominy is getting in on the action as a supporter of Fox.

He put out a radio ad of his own saying that Barry (*double gasp*) doesn’t say the words “Under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Apparently, that’s a bad thing.

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Faith-Healer Adam Miller May Reopen Lawsuit Against YouTuber Who Called Him Out on His Claims

Remember faith-healer Adam Miller? He’s the guy who claims to be able to cure cancer, spinal injuries, poisoning, and AIDS. When YouTuber Stephanie Guttormson called him out on it last year, Miller sued.

He later dismissed his own motion but left the door open to sue again in the future.

After all that went down, I thought it was the last time we’d hear from him… but it looks like’s he back and has a brand new website.

And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a whole page dedicated to Guttormson and “Battling Evil (Cyber Bullies)”:

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Kim Davis Will Be Released from Prison

And just like that, the judge who ordered Kim Davis to go to jail has ordered her to be released:

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning in Kentucky has ordered that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis be released from jail.

He ordered her not to interfere with clerks in her office issuing marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.

Her release still leaves on the table a lot of important questions:

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Georgia School District Accused of Promoting Christianity at Graduations and Outside Main Office

If you were to visit the administrative building for the Rabun County School District (in Georgia), you’ll come across this “Jesus” sign hanging on the District’s property:

That’s… unusual. But that’s not the only problem.

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