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Liberty Counsel: Judge Bunning Orders Release of Kim Davis

Grayson, KY – Judge Bunning issued an order this afternoon ordering that Kim Davis be released from the custody of the U.S. Marshals. She has been held at the Carter County Detention Center since last Thursday where she had been sentenced to jail for exercising her sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, Staver visited Kim Davis at the jail today. Staver commented: “We are pleased that Kim Davis has been ordered released. She can never recover the past six days of her life spent in an isolated jail cell, where she was incarcerated like a common criminal because of her conscience and religious convictions. She is now free to return to her family, her coworkers and the office where she has faithfully served for the past 27 years. We will continue to assist Kim and pursue the multiple appeals she has filed.”

Over the weekend, Liberty Counsel filed an appeal of Judge Bunning’s contempt order with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. This morning, we filed an emergency motion to stay the contempt order and have Kim released from jail. Shortly thereafter, Judge Bunning issued his release order.

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