Attorney: Kentucky clerk's contempt hearing was 'charade'
MOREHEAD, KY - An attorney for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis says the contempt hearing a federal judge held was a "charade."
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning knew he was going to send Davis to jail on Thursday before he heard one word of her testimony. He accused the judge of violating constitutional law and said he will file an appeal and a writ of habeas corpus to get her released. That's a legal action that seeks relief from unlawful imprisonment.
Bunning sent Davis to jail because she refused to issue licenses to gay couples. Bunning said she could stay out of jail if she agreed to not interfere with her deputies handing out licenses, but she refused.
Davis is being held in isolation at the jail. Her attorney says she is reading the Bible and is in good spirits.
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