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Metro Council Court Issues Media Policies and Procedures

Thursday September 1, 2011

Louisville Metro Council Court
Media Advisory
MEDIA CONTACTS: STEPHEN HAAG, JR.  574-1204 / 645-1752
TONY HYATT  574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville, KY; The Metro Council Court is currently scheduled to hold hearings starting on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. regarding removal charges issued against a member of the Metro Council, Dr. Judith Green (District 1). In an effort to allow representatives of the media and general public to view these hearings while preserving decorum for all parties involved and to preserve the objectivity of the Council Court, the following rules regarding coverage and access to the hearings and members of the Council Court have been issued at the request of the Metro Council Court Chair, Kelly Downard (District 16) and Metro Council Court Chair Pro-Tem Marianne Butler (District 15). 

“Metro Council Court proceedings will be open to the public, aired live on Metro TV and streamed online at We are issuing these guidelines in an effort to preserve the fairness of the process while also being respectful of the ability of the public to follow the hearings live or in print, audio or video.”
– Metro Council Court Chair Kelly Downard

The following items are attached to this release:
1. Media Policies and Procedures for the Metro Council Court
2. Layout diagram of the Metro Council Chamber for Metro Council Court Sessions
3. Rules for the Metro Council Court

For more information on this release or matters regarding the Metro Council Court, please contact, Stephen Haag, Jr. at 574-1204 or via e-mail at

Marianne Butler (D) 15
Kelly Downard (R) 16