Recently, it came on the news several times:
- because its County Clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding legitimizing same sex marriage to the point of going to federal prison - with supporters demonstrating for her in the streets;
- because it suspended its first African-American #judgeOluStevens for fighting against racism in the criminal justice system of the state, and for advancing criminal defendants' federal constitutional right under Batson v Kentucky;
- because after suspending #JudgeOluStevens, the top court of the State of Kentucky defied Batson v Kentucky further by issuing an opinion stating that judges in Kentucky do not have a right to strike "randomly selected" jury panels lacking racial diversity, because, according to Kentucky highest court, giving a judge such advantages is "short-sighted" and advantages of such power will be "short-lived". So, the U.S. Supreme Court precedent, on point, issued in 1986 specifically against the State of Kentucky means nothing in the State of Kentucky.