By all credible accounts, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's illegal effort to set up a state-run ObamaCare "exchange" web site without proper legislative approval will come to an ignominious end in Franklin Circuit Court on Monday morning. But will the media be there to bear record of his embarrassing failure?
If alleged threats by Beshear loyalists against Kentucky journalists hit their marks, they might not. On condition of anonymity, several reporters say their editors and producers suggest they may not be allowed to report a negative outcome for Beshear on Monday.
Please call your newspaper, radio and television news departments and ask them to cover Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd's hearing Monday morning June 24 of the health benefit exchange case known as Adams v. Beshear. The hearing will take place at the temporary Franklin County Courthouse at 669 Chamberlain Avenue in Frankfort at 9am ET.
To recap, Beshear has responded to the legal effort to render his July 2012 executive order creating the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange null and void by rescinding his first executive order and, illegally, issuing a new one. This is in direct violation of KRS 12.028(5) and he must face the music Monday morning.
The hearing is open to the public and you are invited to attend. Bring friends and bring a journalist or two.