Kim Davis ordered released

Timothy Kincaid

September 8th, 2015


U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued an order Tuesday saying Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shall be released from Carter County jail.

The judge’s order, filed Tuesday in U.S. District, says Davis shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.

Bunning is requiring the clerks to file a status report with him to confirm that they are remaining in compliance. Should Davis interfere with them in any way, she will be sanctioned again.

The Huckabee rally is set to start shortly. It will be interesting to see how Davis/Staver/Huckabee will spin this latest twist. I suspect that we’ll hear about ‘the power of prayer’ and how this is a victory. But it’s difficult to see anything but defeat in this for Kim Davis.

Of course, she may declare that she’ll stop the licenses again and the circus may go on.

Meanwhile, a Rasmussen poll suggests that Davis only has support from about 26% of likely voters.


September 8th, 2015

I can’t imagine this lasting long. I’m expecting her to fire those that are complying and hiring clerks that agree with her. She sees dollar signs and will ride her “martyrdom” all the way to the bank.


September 8th, 2015


I don’t know. I have a feeling she may actually quit rather than return to jail. She’s made her point, secured her bonafides, and–if she *IS* in this for the money–she has to be out from under the Court’s purview to cash in.

I am curious if she’ll figure out a way to make sure her demon seed is promoted to replace her. This position is something of a family business (sort of how the Bush family views the Presidency).

If she can’t secure his position, then he’ll either be fired for not doing his job or will be forced to comply. I haven’t read interviews, so I don’t know if he’s a true believer or was just trying to be a loyal son.

Dave H

September 8th, 2015

Her release coming on the day of Huckabee’s rally is unfortunate timing. Oh well, this circus will come to an end soon regardless. This thing has pretty much played itself out.

As of last Thursday, her son was the only one of the six deputy clerks who said he would not issue marriage licenses.

County clerk is an elected office, so for her son to succeed her, he would have to win an election.


September 8th, 2015


I see him more as a true believer.


September 8th, 2015

There may be a procedure for an interim appointee, and if she gets a say in it, you know who she would negotiate to have be her replacement until the next election.


September 8th, 2015

I think the son is an unknown quantity, at 21 he is likely still fairly young especially if he has assumed he would be eventually following his mother and grandmother into the job.

As for the other clerks, I get the feeling they’ve delegated one of there own, Brian Mason, to be the marriage clerk. That way they avoid having to deal with certain couples by not dealing with any but those couples do get dealt with (the clerk’s office seems to average less than 1 marriage license/day). Brian Mason seems to be fine with marriage equality, congratulating the couples and shaking their hands. Keep an eye on what happens to him since if Kim Davis tries firing or reprimanding anyone, he is likely to be first.

Richard Rush

September 9th, 2015

“Meanwhile, a Rasmussen poll suggests that Davis only has support from about 26% of likely voters.”

Only? That is a depressingly huge number of people who have been poisoned by toxic myths resulting in them being allergic to reality, and addicted to imaginary facts.

Wherever on earth these people predominate, they retard the progress of humanity, and those areas rank lower in every measure of human achievement, prosperity, and general well-being.

Eric Payne

September 9th, 2015

@Richard Rush,

Not only is that number depressing, more often than not, elections at all levels are decided by that 26%. That 26% is the GOP base who always vote… so in election years when the rest of the nation takes an “I don’t care/have time” to cast a ballot, “the 26” take it.

In nearly every state that enacted DOMA laws/state Constitutional Amendments, it’s the 26%, turning out en masse that put those legal barriers in place.


September 9th, 2015

She will be back at work this Friday or coming Monday so we shall she if she has learned anything.


September 9th, 2015

I am surprised at the 26%. I would think that a lot of people would consider her to be ungrateful for her well-paying job. I wouldn’t be surprised if her own county gives her the heave-ho next election, should she last that long in office.

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