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Carter County Detention Center

Liberty Counsel: Kim Davis Appeals Contempt Order

Ashland, KY – This afternoon Liberty Counsel filed an appeal of the Contempt Order for Kim Davis, who is now in her fourth day of confinement at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky. Liberty Counsel attorneys are continuing to work on the legal brief that will later be filed in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked to expedite the appeal and set the Contempt Order aside.

“While most Americans are enjoying the extended holiday weekend with family and friends, Kim Davis sits in isolation for the fourth day in jail,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We are working through the holiday to secure Kim’s freedom,” Staver said.

The Notice of Appeal is directed to the Contempt Order verbally given from the bench last Thursday. Judge Bunning has not yet entered a written order even though Mrs. Davis has been incarcerated.

“Mrs. Davis is entitled to proper notice and due process when she is threatened with the loss of her freedom. There was no indication that she would be incarcerated. We will be presenting our arguments on appeal and asking for an expedited ruling,” said Staver.

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