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From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis leaves jail; judge orders her not to interfere with marriages

U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning issued an order releasing Davis from custody early Tuesday afternoon, five days after he jailed her for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

Bunning took the action after attorneys for same-sex couples who had been refused licenses by Davis reported to the judge that a deputy clerk had issued licenses to three couples involved in the complaint. However, Bunning also instructed Davis not to interfere, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue licenses.

Here’s what happened: The case was filed by three couples who were denied marriage licenses. The couples were male-maie, female-female, and male-female, all were denied licenses because Ms Davis stopped issuing licenses to anyone. After Ms Davis was jailed, all but one of her deputies agreed to issue licenses to everyone. When the three couples reported to the judge that they had received licenses, the judge’s order had been complied with and he released Ms Davis with the warning that if she inferred with licenses she would again be subject to sanctions.

Judge Bunning has just guaranteed that Ms Davis is out of options. He has established his reasonableness to the appellate courts.

September 8, 2015   4 Comments

Tropical Depression Grace – Day 4

Tropical Depression GracePosition: 14.6N 45.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 1035 miles [1665 km] East of the Lesser Antilles.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 8, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Grace – Day 4