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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - KY: Criminal Justice

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New proposed legislation would get Kentucky off the list of states that do not allow domestic violence protective orders to be issued in the cases of unmarried couples who don't have children together. Sherry Currens, executive director of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Associatio

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Death penalty opponents from around the country are holding their annual conference in Louisville starting today, and one issue likely to come up for discussion is at the center of a bill now before the Kentucky House. Susannah Sheffer, program staffer with the group Murder Vict

WHITESBURG, Ky. - It is holiday music to the ears of prisoners when a radio station in Whitesburg broadcasts holiday messages from family members and loved ones in the 10th annual "Calls From Home." Some families listen to Christmas carols on their favorite radio station this year while baking cooki

FRANKFORT, Ken. - Death penalty opponents in Kentucky say actions taken this week surrounding the state's use of lethal injection show major flaws in the justice system. The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued a four-to-three ruling saying the state acted improperly by not posting public notices and h

FRANKFORT, Kenn. - An unlikely coalition of families of murder victims and families of convicted murderers are visiting Kentucky this week, trying to convince residents that capital punishment is revenge, not a just punishment for crime. Today, members of Journey of Hope are spreading their message

FRANKFORD, Ky. - The death penalty debate in Kentucky has new momentum. A proposal expected to be before the legislature next session would abolish the death sentence for those suffering from severe mental illness. Public Advocate Edward Monahan sees the tide shifting against the death penalty. He

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawyers will join thousands of attorneys across the country this week in celebrating National Pro Bono Week. Pro bono work - literally "for the good," meaning without compensation - showcases volunteerism and highlights the services of lawyers donating their time and expert

Louisville, KY – Criminology experts from around the world do not believe the death penalty deters crime. New research on the controversial topic also takes aim at previous studies that have suggested a connection between deterrence and the death penalty. The findings could play a role in the

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