University of Denver

Kentucky Supreme Court Candidates Criticized for Misleading Ads

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Although fundraising has not reached the levels seen in several other states, a race for the supreme court has turned ugly. In 2004, challenger Will T. Scott defeated incumbent justice Janet Stumbo. In 2012, Stumbo is challenging Justice Scott to regain the seat. The judicial campaign conduct committee has labeled ads by both candidates misleading, with at least one ad appearing to be designed to appeal to racial prejudice.