Kentucky officials ask federal court to dismiss lawsuit

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky state court system says a federal lawsuit over access to medication for drug addicts should be dismissed.

The Kentucky Enquirer ( reports the Administrative Office of the Courts filed a motion saying judges — not the court system — decide whether addicts who have been arrested can continue taking prescribed medication.

Stephanie Watson filed the lawsuit in March in U.S. District Court in Pikeville. In the suit, she says the state violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by prohibiting drug addicts from taking medication for their addiction while they are out of jail on bond.

The motion to dismiss says the state has updated its rules regarding addiction medications since the suit was filed.

Watson’s lawyer, Ned Pillersdorf, says he opposes the motion.

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