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SCR 4.130 Confidentiality

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
IV Judicial Conduct Commission (Refs & Annos)
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 4.130
SCR 4.130 Confidentiality
All papers and information obtained by or on behalf of the Commission shall be confidential except as provided in this rule or by order of the Supreme Court.
(1) The Commission may direct that an order suspending a judge pursuant to SCR 4.020(1)(a) shall not be confidential. Following the procedure set forth in SCR 4.170, upon filing of an answer to a notice of formal proceedings, or expiration of time for filing an answer, the notice and all subsequent pleadings filed with the Commission shall not be confidential, except that the Commission's internal papers such as investigative reports and staff memoranda, and similar matters, shall remain confidential and shall not be a part of the formal file.
(2) The Commission may reveal information to appropriate law enforcement authorities or to the judge under investigation that it believes is reasonably necessary in order to protect the public or the administration of justice.
(3) Hearings in formal proceedings shall be public, except that the Commission shall deliberate in executive session in reaching any decision involved in such hearings.
(4) The Commission may on its own initiative, and shall upon request of the Director or Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association, make available to the Kentucky Bar Association any of the Commission's records pertinent to a disciplinary matter or inquiry under investigation by the Commission or by the Association.
(5) Breach of confidentiality may be deemed contempt of court and grounds for removal of a member of the Commission and for discharge of any of its agents or employees.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2015-20, eff. 1-1-16; prior amendments eff. 3-1-12 (Order 2012-01), 1-1-99 (Order 98-2), 1-1-80, 1-1-78; adopted eff. 10-1-76
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 4.130, KY ST S CT Rule 4.130
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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