The Kentucky Supreme Court could rule soon on the case of a high school student charged and convicted after admitting to his school principal and the resource officer that he shared prescription pain pills. The student says he wasn’t read his rights and that the confession shouldn’t have been used against him at trial. The court’s ruling could change the way school administrators handle discipline problems, and we’ll bring you the details.
Whenever police question a person in custody, they’re required to inform them of the rights they have while being interrogated. This information comes in the form of a Miranda warning, which generally starts with the words “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law…” But when it comes to students in school, sometimes it’s not clear when the warning should be issued. One such case has made its way to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
A Kentucky judge has shut down a Christians-only health care ministry, saying it could not operate until it got approval from the state Department of Insurance. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate made the ruling against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for churchgoers who pledge not to smoke, drink, use drugs or have sex outside of marriage.