A committee of Kentucky circuit judges has proposed a new rule at a June meeting that would allow them to dismiss criminal felony cases that received no attention by the courts after one year. This proposed rule has been endorsed by the Kentucky Supreme Court and will probably go into effect when they vote on the rule this fall.
This proposal is supposed to be a response to criminal cases languishing in Kentucky courts for years. Why have these cases been lingering? Because of inattention by the same circuit court judges that now want the ability to dismiss cases just because they have not had movement on them for a single year.
The court system has not been doing its job, denying justice to thousands of victims of crime and now they want to swing the doors of corruption wide open with the ability to simply dismiss cases becuase the prosecution is too lazy to bring cases before the grand jury or the judges are simply too lazy to set trial dates.