Thread: Judicial Administrative order???
What is the law on judicial administrative orders.
How fall can they go? Outside the court room, bldg, city, county?
What would happen if you didn't obey it? (contempt of court, criminal charges, or?)
See "Went out on a date tonight" post and others
It is not an "administrative body". It is the state court system and it was created by the state constitution. The courts have the authority and duty to maintain decorum in the court and the authority to control the actions of persons in spaces it controls. However, there is no statutory authority to ban weapons in spaces in a courthouse or courthouse annex outside the spaces leased by the court and under the control of the county. The county, of course, is restrained by KRS 65.870 from banning openly carried weapons.
In Opinion of the Attorney General 97-09 then Attorney General, Ben Chandler, wrote on this very subject.
We recognize access to county offices and local courts may as a practical matter be obtained through shared building entrances and hallways. We can find no authority, however, for the proposition that local courts may ban deadly weapons in county offices located in the same courthouse or courthouse annex as those local courts. Indeed, we note that ownership, operation, and maintenance of a county courthouse, generally, are county functions. KRS 26A.090(6); 26A. 110; 26A. 130; 67.080(2)(b); 67.130.
The fact is that the judges can not show you any written authority to do this and government can not act without authority. Now, the question is how do you get a judge to respect this limitation on their powers? I've tried in the past without much luck. I've asked several judges to show me their authority to do this. The won't respond to that, because they can't do it. I think you'll have to go to court and have another judge tell them to stop this foolishness. In so doing, this other judge will be limiting his own power. Good luck with that. I intend to take this up someday when all the easier battle are won. You are free to work on it yourself if you like.
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