The recent situation with a Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses led to national debates on a number of subjects. When it came to the legal implications, things got complicated. It was a perfect storm of Supreme Court rulings, religious beliefs and state law as it applies to elected officials. Local and national media outlets called on Morgan & Pottinger attorney Scott White for his understanding of the state constitution and federal practice.
White appeared on KET with Bill Goodman after the county clerk was jailed by a federal judge for a broad discussion of the case, the impact of the ruling and the legality of the marriage licenses: http://blogs.ket.org/billseye/?p=7402
Goodman’s interview with White was excerpted on WUKY, the Lexington, Ky., NPR station: http://wuky.org/news?page=1
White discussed the legality of marriage licenses that omit the county clerk’s name with MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell”: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/57843528/#.VfpMlGdzPug
Finally, White was quoted in a Lexington Herald-Leader story by John Cheeves on the contempt power of Court.
White is a lead trial lawyer in the firm’s civil litigation, government affairs, election/campaign law, and regulatory practice, drawing on his experience in the Attorney General’s office and 25 years in complex civil, commercial and criminal litigation in the courtroom.