New attempt by Kim Davis to reverse rulings

CINCINNATI (WTVQ) – In newly filed court documents, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is asking the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments of her case “due to the weighty constitutional and statutory issues at stake in this case.”

According to the Liberty Counsel, the legal organization representing Davis, the newly filed brief is asking the Appeals Court to reverse the following district court rulings and orders:

  • Preliminary injunction against Davis on August 12, 2015;
  • District court’s denying a preliminary injunction against the State Defendants on August 12, 2015;
  • Expanded injunction against Davis on September 3, 2015; and
  • Contempt order against Davis on September 3, 2015.

Davis has consistently requested a reasonable accommodation for her deeply held religious convictions regarding marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the Liberty Council said in a statement. “The government is required to accommodate Kim Davis and other Kentucky citizens under the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

“In a rush to judgment that promoted expediency over due process, the district court’s original injunction trampled upon Kim Davis’s conscience,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We look forward to having the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals review this case and resolve this conflict to protect religious freedom.”

See the full opening brief here.

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