Ky. governor says judge who ruled against him is 'terrible'
1:04 PM, Jun 21, 2018
1:06 PM, Jun 21, 2018
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor says the judge who struck down a pension law he signed is terrible at his job and makes decisions based on politics.
Gov. Matt Bevin called Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd a "liberal Democrat" during a CNBC interview on Thursday. Shepherd ruled on Wednesday that a recently enacted pension law was unconstitutional because of how lawmakers passed it. Republican leaders replaced a bill that had been about sewer systems with the pension bill on one of the final days of the legislative session.