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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
FRANKLIN CIRCUIT COURT
DIVISION I
CASE NO. 16-CI-00656
THOMAS K. ELLIOTT, et al.

PLAINTIFFS

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ex rel.
ANDY BESHEAR, ATTORNEY GENERAL

INTERVENING PLAINTIFF

v.
MATTHEW G. BEVIN, GOVERNOR, et al.

DEFENDANTS

MOTION FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF BY
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND TEMPORARY INJUNCTION

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NOTICE
Please take notice that the Commonwealth will make the following Motion on June 23,
2016, at 2:30 p.m., in Franklin Circuit Court, Division I, at a previously-scheduled hearing.
MOTION
Pursuant to CR 65.01, CR 65.03 and CR 65.04, the Intervening Plaintiff, the
Commonwealth of Kentucky, by and through its duly elected Attorney General, Andy Beshear
(“the Commonwealth”), moves the Court for injunctive relief by the entry of a temporary
restraining order and a temporary injunction enjoining the Defendants from enforcing or acting

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under executive orders that violate the Kentucky Constitution and Kentucky statute. Through the

control over the operations, personnel, and finances of these independent Boards, by removing
duly-appointed members of the Boards and replacing them with his own appointees.

The

Governor purports to have temporarily reorganized these Boards through KRS 12.028, but his

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issuance of the executive orders, the Governor attempts to unlawfully seize the power and

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orders suspend and re-write Kentucky statutes that govern the Boards, and ignore the mandates
of those statutes. The Governor cannot use KRS 12.028 as a means to eviscerate independent
Boards in violation Kentucky law.
Therefore, the Commonwealth moves this Court to enter a temporary restraining order
and a temporary injunction enjoining the Defendants – Matthew G. Bevin (Governor of
Kentucky), William M. Landrum III (Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration
Cabinet), Thomas B. Stephens (Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and member of the
Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees), Mark W. Lattis, the Kentucky Retirement
Systems, the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees (“KRS Board”), Ulysses Lee

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Louisville Interim Board) – from taking certain actions pending further Order of this Court as it
relates to the following executive orders: (1) 2016-211, (2) 2016-214, (3) 2016-273, (4) 2016340, (5) 2016-338, and (6) 2016-339.
In support of its Motion, the Commonwealth adopts and incorporates by reference the
allegations set forth in the Commonwealth’s Verified Intervening Complaint for Declaratory
Judgment and Injunctive Relief (“Intervening Complaint”), as well as the allegations and
arguments set forth in the Plaintiffs’ Verified Complaint and Motion for Temporary Injunction.
In further support of its Motion, the Commonwealth tenders the following Memorandum of Law.

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Bridgeman, Jr., Bonita Kay Black, and Ron Wright, M.D. (appointees to the University of

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT
OF MOTION FOR TEMPORARY INJUNCTION

order and a temporary injunction to enjoin the Defendants from taking certain actions to enforce
unlawful executive orders that Governor Matthew Bevin issued in violation of the Kentucky law.
As the Intervening Complaint and this Memorandum show, the Commonwealth’s rights will be
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This Court should grant the Commonwealth’s Motion and issue a temporary restraining

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violated by the actions of the Defendants and will suffer an immediate and irreparable injury
before the Defendants can be heard in opposition. Further, the Commonwealth will suffer an
immediate and irreparable injury pending a judgment on the merits, a substantial legal question
on the merits exists, and the public interest favors injunctive relief after a weighing of the
equities. Thus, pursuant to CR 65.01, CR 65.03 and CR 65.04, this Court should enter a
temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction enjoining the Defendants from enforcing
or acting under Executive Orders 2016-211, 2016-214, 2016-273, 2016-340, 2016-338, and
2016-339.
INTRODUCTION

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2016-340, purportedly abolishing and re-creating two (2) autonomous Boards under KY. CONST.
§§ 69 and 81, and KRS 12.028 and 63.190. Like Executive Order 2016-340, Executive Orders
2016-211, 2016-214 and, 2016-273 relate to the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of
Trustees. Executive Orders 2016-338 and 2016-339 concern the University of Louisville Board
of Trustees. The executive orders issued on June 17, 2016, were the latest in a string of orders in
which the Governor acted outside of his authority violating the Kentucky Constitution and
Kentucky statute.
I.

Executive Orders Relating to the Kentucky Retirement Systems

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On June 17, 2016, Governor Bevin issued Executive Orders 2016-338, 2016-339, and

In Executive Order 2016-340, the Governor “… abolished, recreated, and restructured
(See Executive Order 2016-340, at p. 3, Exhibit B to

Intervening Complaint.) Citing to KY. CONST. §§ 69 and 81, and to KRS 12.028, the Governor
ordered the KRS Board of Trustees abolished and recreated as the Kentucky Retirement Systems
Board of Directors, which the order established as an agency of state government. (Id., at pp. 3-

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…” the KRS Board of Trustees.

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4.) With some exceptions, the order mandated the immediate cessation of the terms of previous
gubernatorial appointees. (Id.) None of the terms of the KRS Board members had expired as of
the date of the order. Under Executive Order 2016-340, the Board of Directors consists of
seventeen (17) members, or trustees as the order continues to refer to the members despite the
intended abolishment of the Board of Trustees. (See, generally, Executive Order 2016-340).
Under KRS 61.645(1), the KRS Board of Trustees consists of thirteen (13) members.
The order provides that the Governor will appoint ten (10) trustees to the Board of
Directors. Executive Order 2016-340, at pp. 4-5. Under KRS 61.645(e), the Governor has
authority to appoint six (6) trustees. In the order, the Governor appointed seven (7) additional

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Under Executive Order 2016-340, the Governor mandates himself to appoint the chair
(John Farris) and Vice Chair (David Eager). Id. Pursuant to KRS 61.645(8)(b), the KRS Board
of Trustees, itself, shall elect a chair and a vice chair. As evident by the lack of reference to the
Governor in KRS 61.645(8)(b), the Governor has no role in the democratic process. Executive
Order 2016-340 also requires that the Governor approve the Executive Director the KRS Board
appoints. (Id., at p. 7.) Under KRS 61.645(9)(a), the KRS Board shall appoint or contract for
the services of an executive director, with no approval by the Governor required.
Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-340, ninety (90) days from the date of the order, all

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members to the Board of Directors. (Id., at p. 6.)

employees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems other than the Executive Director shall be

Secretary shall determine those employees’ salaries. (Id.) The order also provides that the
Finance and Administration Cabinet, the Personnel Cabinet, the Governor’s Office of Policy and

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subject to the state personnel system under KRS 18A.005 to 18A.204. (Id.) The Personnel

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Management, and all other agencies necessary to effectuate the order “shall take all necessary
action to do so.” (Id., at p. 8.)
Prior to issuing Executive Order 2016-340, the Governor issued Executive Order 2016211 on April 20, 2016. (See Executive Order 2016-211, Exhibit D to Intervening Complaint.) In
that order, the Governor removed the Plaintiff, Thomas Elliott, as a member and the chair of the
KRS Board. (See id.) In that order, the Governor cited to KRS 61.645 and 63.080 as authority
for the removal of Elliott, which occurred prior to the expiration of Elliott’s four-year term on
March 31, 2016. The Governor did not provide any cause for Elliott’s removal. (Id.)
On April 21, 2016, the Governor issued Executive Order 2016-0214, in which he

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(See Executive Order 2016-214, Exhibit E to Intervening Complaint.) The Governor cited to
KRS 61.645 as authority for the appointment. (See id.)
Upon the request of the William Thielen, the Executive Director of the Kentucky
Retirement Systems, and the KRS Board, the Office of the Attorney General issued a formal
opinion regarding the Governor’s removal of Elliott and appointment of Smith.

In OAG 16-

004, the Office of the Attorney General advised that the Governor lacked authority to remove a
trustee at will prior to the expiration of his statutory appointed term, and that Smith did not meet
the requirements of KRS 61.645(1)(e)(5) to serve as a trustee. (See OAG 16-004, Exhibit I to

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appointed William F. Smith, M.D., to serve and replace Elliott as a member of the KRS Board.

Intervening Complaint.)

61.645, issued Executive Order 2016-273, appointing Mark Lattis to serve as a trustee and to
replace Smith. (See executive Order 2016-273, Exhibit F to Intervening Complaint.) On June
13, 2016, the Office of the Attorney General found that the KRS Board, through the acts of

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After Smith declined to serve on the KRS Board, the Governor, again citing to KRS

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trustee Thomas Stephens and third parties from other state governmental entities, had violated
the Kentucky Open Meetings Act at the KRS Board’s May 19, 2016 meeting, related in part to
Elliott’s intended participation in the meeting as a trustee. (See 16-OMD-124, Exhibit J to
Intervening Complaint.)
II.

Executive Orders Relating to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees
On June 17, 2016, the Governor issued executive order 2016-338, citing KY. CONST. §§

69 and 81, and KRS 12.028 as his authority. (See Executive Order 2016-338, at p. 3, Exhibit C
to Intervening Complaint.)

In the order, the Governor abolished the University of Louisville

Board of Trustees and ended the terms of its members. (Id., at pp. 3-4.) The order recreated the

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of the twenty (20) members required by KRS 164.821. (See id.) The order required the Council
on Postsecondary Education to meet and provide the Governor with a list of thirty (30)
candidates no later than fourteen (14) days of the date of the order. (Id., at p. 4.)
On the same day, the Governor issued Executive Order 2016-339, citing KY. CONST. §§
69 and 81, and KRS 12.028, and KRS 63.190 for authority. (See Executive Order, Exhibit A to
Intervening Complaint.) This order purportedly established an Interim Louisville Board
consisting of three (3) members – Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, Jr., Bonita Kay Black, and Ron
Wright, M.D. (See Executive Order 2016-339, at pp.1-2.) Again, the order runs contrary to

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University of Louisville Board of Trustees, with ten (10) members serving on the Board instead

KRS 164.821, which does not provide for an interim board of any kind whatsoever.

In issuing Executive Orders 2016-211, 2016-214, 2016-273, 2016-340, 2016-338, and
2016-339, the Governor exceeded his authority under the Kentucky Constitution and Kentucky
statute. The Governor’s actions violated the separation of powers doctrine under Sections 27, 28

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and 29 of the Kentucky Constitution, and suspended Kentucky statute in violation of Ky. Const.
§ 15. The Governor also exceeded his authority under Ky. Const. § 81, and violated KRS
61.645, KRS 63.080, KRS 164.821, and KRS 12.028. Until the Court decides the substantial
legal questions the Commonwealth raises in this action, a temporary restraining order and a
temporary injunction are necessary to prevent the further violation of Kentucky law by
enforcement of the executive orders, which would irreparably harm the Commonwealth.
I.

STANDARDS FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
Pursuant to CR 65.03, “[a] party may obtain injunctive relief in the circuit court by (a)

restraining order, (b) temporary injunction, or (c) permanent injunction in a final judgment.” A

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mandatorily direct the doing of an action. CR 65.01. With regard to a restraining order, CR
65.03(1) provides:
A restraining order may be granted at the commencement of an action, or during
the pendency thereof, without written or oral notice to the adverse party or his
attorney only if (a) it clearly appears from specific facts shown by verified
complaint or affidavit that the applicant's rights are being or will be violated by
the adverse party and the applicant will suffer immediate and irreparable injury,
loss or damage before the adverse party or his attorney can be heard in opposition,
and (b) the applicant's attorney certifies to the court in writing the efforts, if any,
which have been made to give notice and the reasons supporting his claims that
notice should not be required.
Further, a restraining order granting injunctive relief against the enforcement of a statute or

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restraining order must only restrict the doing of an act, while an injunction may restrict or

ordinance must be directed against the acts of those specific public officials charged with

Mountain Truckers Ass’n, Inc., 683 S.W.2d 260, 263 (Ky. App. 1984) (citing Akers v. Floyd
County Fiscal Court, 556 S.W.2d 146 (Ky. 1977).

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enforcing the statute or ordinance to enjoin their threatened enforcement. Commonwealth v.

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Under CR 65.04(1), a Court may grant a temporary injunction if it is “clearly shown by
verified complaint, affidavit, or other evidence that the movant’s rights are being or will be
violated by an adverse party and the movant will suffer immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or
damage pending a final judgment in the action, or the acts of the adverse party will tend to render
such final judgment ineffectual.” The granting of a temporary injunction is within the sound
discretion of the trial court. Maupin v. Stansbury, 575 S.W.2d 695, 697-98 (Ky. App. 1978). A
Court should grant a temporary injunction if the movant shows irreparable injury, the existence
of a substantial legal question on the merits, and a weighing of the equities favor injunctive
relief. Maupin v. Stansbury, 575 S.W.2d 695, 697-98 (Ky. App. 1978).

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Applications for temporary injunctive relief should be viewed on three levels.
First, the trial court should determine whether plaintiff has complied with CR
65.04 by showing irreparable injury. This is a mandatory prerequisite to the
issuance of any injunction. Secondly, the trial court should weigh the various
equities involved. Although not an exclusive list, the court should consider such
things as possible detriment to the public interest, harm to the defendant, and
whether the injunction will merely preserve the status quo. Finally, the complaint
should be evaluated to see whether a substantial question has been presented. If
the party requesting relief has shown a probability of irreparable injury, presented
a substantial question as to the merits, and the equities are in favor of issuance,
the temporary injunction should be awarded.
575 S.W.2d at 699.
As the movant, the Commonwealth carries the burden of “clearly showing” these

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As the Court explained in Maupin:

elements. CR 65.04(1); Maupin, 575 S.W.2d at 698. At a minimum, the rule contemplates that a

must allege and prove facts from which the court can reasonably infer such would be the result.”
Id. at 698-99. In a departure from federal jurisprudence, in Kentucky a movant is not required to
show a substantial probability of success on the merits. Id.

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mere allegation that irreparable injury will result is insufficient. Rather, “(t)he complaining party

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The Commonwealth’s Rights are Being or Will be Violated by the
Defendants and the Commonwealth Will Suffer Immediate and Irreparable
Injury Absent Injunctive Relief.

This Court should grant the Commonwealth’s request for injunctive relief to enjoin the
Defendants from enforcing the unlawful executive orders. The Defendants’ enforcement of the
unlawful executive orders will violate the Commonwealth’s and the Plaintiffs’ rights. The
Commonwealth and the Plaintiffs are suffering and will continue to suffer immediate and
irreparable injury before the Defendants can be heard in opposition. 1 The Commonwealth and
the Plaintiffs will suffer immediate and irreparable injury prior to a final judgment in this action,
and the acts of the Defendants prior to the entry of a final judgment will render a final judgment

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To show harm, a party must first allege possible abrogation of a concrete right. Maupin,
575 S.W.2d at 698. The movant must make a clear showing that these rights will be immediately
impaired. Id. This means that “(a)n injunction will not be granted on the ground merely of an
anticipated danger or an apprehension of it, but there must be a reasonable probability that
injury will be done if no injunction is granted.” Hamlin v. Durham, 32 S.W.2d 413, 414 (Ky.
1930) (emphasis added). “In the area of temporary injunctive relief, the clearest example of
irreparable injury is where it appears that the final judgment would be rendered completely
meaningless should the probable harm alleged occur prior to trial.” Maupin, 575 S.W.2d at 698.

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ineffectual.

First, the Commonwealth suffers irreparable harm when elected officials violate the
Such irreparable harm is presumed for

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Simultaneous to the electronic filing of this Motion and Memorandum of Law, the Commonwealth electronically
filed its Verified Complaint, and served both pleadings upon the Defendants. On June 21, 2016, the Attorney
General stated to the public and the media that he would be making an announcement regarding the Governor’s
executive orders on June 22, 2016, and made such an announcement on June 22. In addition, the Plaintiffs filed a
Motion for a Temporary Injunction with their Verified Complaint on June 17, 2016, which is tentatively scheduled
for a hearing on June 23, 2016. Thus, the Commonwealth has met notice requirement of CR 65.03(1).

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Kentucky Constitution and Kentucky statutes.

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governmental entities, and the Kentucky Supreme Court recognized and adopted this harm in
Boone Creek Properties, LLC v. LFUCG, 442 S.W.3d 36 (Ky. 2014). There, the LexingtonFayette Urban County Government sought injunctive relief against a zip lining company to
prevent it from operating its business during the adjudication of charges of violation of county
zoning ordinances. 442 S.W.3d at 37-38. The trial court granted the injunction. Id. at 38.
Upon review of the Kentucky Court of Appeals’ denial of the defendant’s motion for
interlocutory relief, the Supreme Court asked the following question:
…whether as a matter of law, the affront to governmental authority presented by
an ongoing violation of the law and the enforcing government body's inability to
promptly resolve the violation can be regarded as irreparable harm so as to justify
the issuance of a temporary injunction to halt the violation pending the full and
final adjudication of the matter.
Id. at 40. In answering that question, the Court wrote:
For a representative government that draws its authority from the respect, good
will, and consent of the people, rather than by the force of its armed police and
military, the ability to promptly eliminate ongoing violations of laws enacted by
the people's representatives is essential to the ability to govern and maintain order
in the community. Its inability to do so is injurious and harmful to the government
and the community it serves. Consequently, the irreparable harm which would
occur in this case in the absence of an injunction is the genuine but intangible
harm relating to the power and right of the county zoning authorities to correct
open violations of the applicable zoning code.
Id.
As the Supreme Court did in Boone Creek Properties, LLC, this Court has recognized
that a potential ongoing violation of the Kentucky Constitution and Kentucky statute necessarily

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Research Comm’n v. Fischer, 366 S.W.3d 905, 909-10 (Ky. 2012) (noting that the Franklin
Circuit issued a restraining order under CR 65.03 pending its decision on a temporary injunction,
then issued a temporary injunction after an evidentiary hearing). See also General Drivers,
Warehousemen & Helpers, et al. v. Matthew G. Bevin, Governor, et al., Civil Action No. 16-CI10
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constitute irreparable harm warranting injunctive relief before final adjudication. See Legislative

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552 (Franklin Circuit Court) (granting a temporary restraining order on May 23, 2016, pending a
ruling on a motion for a temporary injunction, and granting a temporary injunction on June 8,
2016, pending a final judgment on the merits of the action) (attached as Exhibits A and B.) As in
those cases, the circumstances of this action warrant injunctive relief to prevent immediate and
irreparable injury to the Commonwealth pending a final judgment on the merits. This Court
should issue a temporary restraining order pending a ruling on a temporary injunction, which the
Court should grant until it reaches a final judgment.
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Injunctive relief is necessary to prevent irreparable harm resulting
from the executive orders concerning the independent Boards.

This Court should enjoin the Defendants from acting under or enforcing the Governor’s

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Likewise, the Court should enjoin the Defendants from acting under or enforcing the executive
orders related to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees that the Governor issued in
violation of Kentucky law.
a.

The executive orders involving the KRS Board has caused and
will cause irreparable harm to the Commonwealth.

As to Executive Order 2016-340, the Board of Directors it purportedly establishes could
schedule a meeting, and during a meeting could consider, discuss, and take action on certain
matters affecting the Kentucky Retirement Systems, including, but not limited to, the more than

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unlawful executive orders involving the Kentucky Retirement Systems and its Board of Trustees.

$16 billion in assets it oversees and the more-than-350,000 active, inactive, and retired members

The Board of Directors could appoint a new Executive Director for the Kentucky
Retirement Systems, who the Governor must approve under the order, displacing the current
Executive Director appointed pursuant to KRS 61.645. The Board of Directors would operate

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of the pension system who the trustees have a fiduciary duty to serve.

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under a chair and vice chair the Governor, alone, appointed. As a result, the Governor would
have control of the Investment Committee, as the chair appoints members to that committee. See
KRS 61.650(1)(b); KRS 61.650(b)(2).
Additionally, the employees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems could be transferred to
employment under KRS Chapter 18A and their salaries would be subject to the determination of
the Personnel Secretary, who the Attorney General has ruled violated the Kentucky Open
Meetings Act as a member of the KRS Board.
These events would occur even though the executive order that purportedly establishes
the Board of Directors and re-writes the statute governing the KRS Board violates all of the

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by suspending KRS 61.645; KY. CONST. § 81; KRS 61.645; KRS 63.080(1); and KRS 12.028.
Such actions by the Defendants would render the final judgment in this action completely
meaningless.

Likewise, for the reasons the Plaintiffs raise in their Motion for Temporary

Injunction, allowing Executive Orders 2016-211, 2016-214, and 2016-243 to remain intact
would continue to disrupt the business of the KRS Board. Elliott would be prohibited from
serving as a trustee and face potential arrest if he attempted to act as a trustee, despite the opinion
of the Attorney General that the Governor lacked authority to remove him at will and that the
KRS Board’s indication of his arrest in part violated the Open Meetings Act.

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following: the separation of powers enunciated in KY. CONST. §§ 27, 28 and 29; KY. CONST. § 15

A final judgment in this action cannot undo or remedy the actions the Defendants may

members of the KRS Board will have lost their ability and right to serve as trustees, and carry
out their duties and functions prescribed by KRS 61.645.

The Executive Director of the

Kentucky Retirement Systems will have lost his ability and right to serve in that position. The

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take under the executive orders and the harm those actions would cause. The lawfully-appointed

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employment status and, potentially, the salaries of employees of the Kentucky Retirement
Systems will have been changed. Moreover, the results of the actions of the Defendants and the
resulting disruption of the business of the KRS Board of Trustees will be to the detriment of the
more than 350,000 active, inactive, and retired members of the pension system, and their
beneficiaries, all of whom the Kentucky Retirement Systems and the KRS Board are obligated to
serve. The Trustees have a fiduciary duty to the pension systems. See KRS 61.645(15)(a)-(h).
Absent a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction, the harm the Commonwealth is
suffering and will suffer cannot be remedied. Thus, no other adequate remedy at law exists.
b.

The executive orders as to the UofL Board of
Trustees has caused and will cause irreparable harm.

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Governor issued regarding the UofL Board violate the Kentucky Constitution and Kentucky
statute. A temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction are necessary to prevent
immediate and irreparable harm to the Commonwealth.
In Executive Orders 2016-338 and 2016-339, the Governor purportedly abolished the
UofL Board of Trustees, and created an interim Board to serve during the time period that the
full Board is vacant. (See Executive Orders 2016-338 and 2016-339.) Executive Order 2016338 required the Council on Postsecondary Education to, no later than fourteen (14) days of the
order, meet and provide the Governor with a list of thirty (30) candidates from which he will

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Just as with the executive orders concerning the KRS Board of Trustees, the orders the

choose the ten (10) trustees. (See Executive Order 2016-338.) The order creates a new Board

Trustees, KRS 164.821, requires a Board of seventeen (17) members. (Id.)
In removing the current members of the Louisville Board of Trustees, the Governor
effectively removed all of the members, unilaterally and immediately. The Governor’s at-will
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consisting of ten (10) members, even though the statute governing the Louisville Board of

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removal of Board members violated the clear mandate of KRS 164.821(1)(b) that “Board
members may be removed by the Governor for cause, which shall include neglect of duty or
malfeasance in office, after being afforded a hearing with counsel before the Council on
Postsecondary Education and a finding of fact by the council.”
The Governor’s at-will removal also violated the clear mandate of KRS 63.080(2), which
states that “members of the board of trustees of the … University of Louisville … shall not be
removed except for cause.” The Governor’s at-will removal of Board members before the
expiration of their statutory terms also violated KRS 164.821(4). Further, KRS 164.821 does not
allow the establishment or appointment of an interim Board, in any fashion. Consequently, the

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individuals to serve on it.
The Commonwealth will suffer immediate and irreparably injury if the Defendants
enforce or act under the unlawful executive orders prior to a judgment on the merits. Illustrating
the immediacy that warrants temporary injunctive relief, the University of Louisville is due to
have a budget by July 1, 2016, and the UofL Board is responsible for the university’s finances
under KRS 164A.500. Additionally, Executive Order 2016-338 provides a 14-day timeframe
for the Council on Postsecondary Education to provide the Governor with a list of names of
candidates for the new Board, but does not restrict the Council from providing the list sooner.

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Governor violated KRS 164.821 in establishing the UofL Interim Board and appointing three (3)

The Council could provide those names today, and the Governor could immediately name the

In the meantime, the University of Louisville has no Board of Trustees to govern it.
Rather, only a three-person interim Board exists, that is not authorized by any statute and, as a
result, is not governed by any statute. This unlawful interim Board could act as a Board, despite

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its baseless creation. As the UofL Board has a fiduciary duty to the university, the interim Board
could be subjecting itself and its appointees to liability. If the Governor did not immediately
name new trustees, the interim Board would continue to operate without any statutory authority.
Once the Governor would name the new trustees, the Board would number only ten (10), rather
than seventeen (17) as required by KRS 164.821(1).
Through these executive orders, the Governor suspends and re-writes KRS 164.821 in
violation of the separation of powers doctrine enunciated in KY. CONST. §§ 27, 28 and 29, and in
violation of KY. CONST. § 15. The Governor exceeds his authority under KY. CONST. § 81, and
violates the removal procedure outlined in KRS 164.821(1)(b). The Governor also violates the

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of Trustees. This action threatens the University of Louisville’s accreditation by its accrediting
body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which requires that board members of
accredited institutions may only be dismissed for appropriate reasons and by a fair process. (see
Intervening Complaint, pp. 16-17, ¶ 67.) Moreover, the Governor’s improper reorganization
violates KRS 12.028.
The Defendants’ enforcement of or actions under the executive orders would render a
final judgment on the merits meaningless. The lawfully-appointed members of the UofL Board
will have lost their ability and right to serve as trustees and carry out their duties and functions

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mandate of KRS 63.080(2) prohibiting the at-will removal of members of the Louisville Board

under KRS 164.821, and their powers under KRS 164.830. The public, including the student

that a future judgment cannot remedy. Thus, without a temporary restraining order and a
temporary injunction pending a final judgment on the merits, the harm to the Commonwealth
cannot be remedied.

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The balancing of the equities weighs in favor of the granting of
temporary injunctive relief.

A balancing of the various equities involved in this action heavily weighs in favor of the
issuance of a temporary injunction. The relative benefits and detriments should be weighed,
which entails a consideration of whether the public interest will be harmed by the issuance of the
injunction, whether the Defendants will be harmed or whether its effect will merely be to
maintain the status quo. Maupin, 575 S.W.2d at 698 (citing Kentucky High School Athletic Ass’n
v. Hopkins, 552 S.W.2d 685 (Ky. App. 1977)).
The public has a strong interest in ensuring that neither the Governor nor the executive
branch invade the legislative power solely reserved to the General Assembly. As the Court wrote

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1994), the Kentucky Constitution contains provisions “which, on the one hand, mandate
separation among the three branches of government, and on the other hand specifically prohibit
incursion of one branch of government into the powers and functions of others.” The separation
of powers doctrine is fundamental to Kentucky’s government and must be strictly construed.
Brown, 664 S.W.2d at 912 (citing Arnett v. Meredith, 121 S.W.2d 36, 38 (Ky. 1938). 2
Furthermore, the Commonwealth has a strong public interest in ensuring that statutorilyappointed Board members serving fixed terms mandated by statute may so serve without
interference by a sole individual. The public has a strong interest in ensuring that the Governor

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in Legislative Research Comm’n By and Through Prather v. Brown, 664 S.W.2d 907, 912 (Ky.

cannot unilaterally remove those Board members without authority for removal under KRS

2

Additionally, Courts nationally recognize that “the vindication of constitutional violations is always in the public
interest.” Doe v. Harlan County Sch. Dist., 96 F.Supp.2d 667, 679 (E.D. Ky. 2000) (citing Connection Distrib. Co.
v. Reno, 154 F.3d 281, 288 (6th Cir. 1998); Dayton Area Visually Impaired Persons, Inc. v. Fisher, 70 F.3d 1474,
1490 (6th Cir. 1995); G & V Lounge, Inc. v. Michigan Liquor Control Comm’n, 23 F.3d 1071, 1079 (6th Cir. 1994)
(“it is always in the public interest to prevent the violation of a party's constitutional rights.”)).

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61.645 or KRS 164.821, and in contravention of KRS 63.080(1) and (2). Governing the terms of

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members of the KRS Board, KRS 61.645(3)(a) requires that each trustee “shall” serve a term of
four (4) years or until his successor is duly qualified. The word “shall” has been interpreted as
“a word of command.” Vandertoll v. Commonwealth, 110 S.W.3d 795-95 (Ky. 2003). As the
Court in Vandertoll wrote, “[s]hall means shall.” Id. Thus, the Governor’s executive orders
violate this clear statutory mandate.
The executive orders related to the KRS Board of Trustees violate KRS 61.645 and KRS
63.080(1) in removing members of the KRS Board of Trustees without any authority to do so.
Again, KRS 61.645 does not grant the Governor any removal authority. Under KRS 63.080,
except as provided in KRS 63.080(2) or as otherwise provided by law, any person appointed by

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Pursuant to KRS 61.645(6)(b), a member of the KRS Board of Trustees may be removed only
“upon conviction of a felony or a finding of a violation of any provision of KRS 11A.020 or
11A.040 by a court of competent jurisdiction.”
“It is a familiar and general rule of statutory construction that the mention of one thing
implies the exclusion of another.” Fox v. Grayson, 317 S.W.3d 1, 8 (Ky. 2010). In interpreting
the provisions of KRS 61.645 with KRS 63.080(1), “where there is an apparent conflict between
statutes or sections thereof, it is the duty of the court to try to harmonize the interpretation of the
law so as to give effect to both sections or statutes if possible.” Commonwealth v. Halsell, 934

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the Governor may only be removed from office by the Governor for cause. KRS 63.080(1).

S.W.2d 552, 555 (Ky. 1996). Interpreting KRS 63.080(1) as giving the Governor the authority

(6)(b) meaningless.

On the other hand, interpreting those provisions of KRS 61.645 as

“otherwise provided by law” as stated in KRS 63.080(1) would harmonize the statutes and give
effect to all of them.

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Defendants/Respondents from violating KRS 61.645 and KRS 613.080(1) by enforcing or acting
under the unlawful executive orders. The equities also weigh in favor of the Court enjoining the
Defendants from enforcing or acting under an executive order, 2016-340, labeled as a temporary
reorganization plan, but issued in violation of KRS 12.028.
Further, Executive Order 2016-338 violates KRS 164.821 and KRS 63.080(2). The
statute governing the Louisville Board of Trustees requires that the gubernatorial appointments
of the Board “shall” serve a term of six (6) years and until their successors are appointed and
qualified. KRS 164.821(4). Under KRS 63.080(2), the Governor “shall not” remove a member
of the UofL Board except for cause. The order improperly removes the members prior to the

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interim Board, even though KRS 164.821 does not provide authority for an interim Board of any
type. Therefore, the equities weigh in favor of the Court enjoining the Governor from ignoring
these clear statutory requirements and unilaterally creating a Board that violates Kentucky law.
The public has a strong interest in ensuring that the Kentucky Retirement Systems and
the KRS Board performs its statutorily-mandated duties and functions without unlawful
interruption. More than 350,000 active, inactive, and retired members of the pension system rely
on the Kentucky Retirement Systems and the KRS Board carrying out its duties and business.
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expiration of their terms under KRS 164.821. Executive Order 2016-339 creates a three-person

The Commonwealth relies on its public

Governor’s executive orders threaten these strong public interests.
While the public will be harmed if the Defendants/Respondents act under the executive
orders, the Defendants/Respondents will not be prejudiced by temporary injunctive relief. Such

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relief will restore the members of the KRS Board and the UofL Board as they existed prior to the
issuance of the executive orders. The full KRS Board is not scheduled to meet again until
September 8, 2016, allowing plenty of time for the Court to reach a decision on the merits. Thus,
the granting of temporary injunctive relief will not prejudice the Defendants/Respondents.
However, if the Court does not grant temporary injunctive relief, the Defendants may
carry out the executive orders built on baseless legal foundations. Such would put the business
of the Kentucky Retirement Systems and the Board that oversees it, and the more than 350,000
retirees and their beneficiaries, in an uncertain status.

It would also irreparably harm the

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by an unlawfully-created interim Board will greatly prejudice the Commonwealth.

Therefore,

temporary injunctive is necessary to restore the status quo until the Court decides the merits of
the action. See Curry v. Livestock Mkt., 343 S.W.2d 134, 135 (Ky. 1961).
3.

A substantial legal question on the merits exists in this matter.

As the Commonwealth has shown, a substantial legal question on the merits exists. Just
as the Plaintiffs/Petitioners have shown, the Commonwealth has demonstrated in its Verified
Intervening Complaint the likelihood that it has a “substantial possibility” of succeeding on the
merits. Norsworthy v. Kentucky Bd. of Medical Licensure, 330 S.W.58, 63 (Ky. 2009). Further,

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Board of Trustees that complies with KRS 164.821. Without injunctive relief any actions taken

the Commonwealth has shown that a serious question exists that warrants a trial on the merits.

2016-339, the Governor has clearly exceeded his authority in violation of the Kentucky
Constitution and Kentucky statute.

The executive orders violate the clear and important

separation of powers doctrine outlined in the Kentucky Constitution.

(See Intervening

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Complaint.) By issuing the executive orders, the Governor has invaded the province of the
legislative power of the General Assembly. As such, his actions violate Sections 27, 28 and 29
of the Kentucky Constitution.
This action raises the substantial legal question as to whether the Governor is exercising
legislative, not executive, power by altering statutes regarding autonomous Boards and its
See Brown, 664 S.W.2d 907.

members without prior legislative approval.

The orders

unilaterally alter the statutory requirements for the KRS Board under KRS 61.645, as well as the
statutory requirements for the UofL Board under KRS 164.821. These unlawful alterations of
statutory provisions affect the number of trustees to serve on each Board, the number of trustees

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creation of an interim Board.
As to Executive Order 2016-340, it alters the statutory requirements of KRS 61.645 for
the election of the chair and vice chair of the KRS Board, and gives the Governor the sole
authority to appoint those officers without any input from the Board or trustees. The order alters
the statutory requirements of KRS 61.645 for the appointment of the Executive Director of the
Kentucky Retirement Systems, by requiring the Governor’s approval of the Board appointee.
Further, the executive orders directly circumvent the statutory procedure for removing a
Board member under KRS 63.080(1) and (2). The Governor’s removal of trustees prior to the
expiration of their statutorily-fixed terms violates KRS 61.645 and KRS 164.821.

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the Governor may appoint to each Board, the terms of the trustees of each Board, and the

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temporary reorganization under KRS 12.028 must fail.
The fundamental principles pronounced in these provisions have just as much application
today as they did when the framers proposed them. “[W]e are dealing with our fundamental law.

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It is not outdated, or obsolete, or contrary to any policy we know of. … This law today is just as
vital and enforceable as it was the day it was written into the Constitution.” Russman v. Luckett,
391 S.W.2d 694, 697 (1965). The structural division of powers of government set forth in the
Constitution can be altered only through amendment, not through executive fiat. “Constitutional
provisions, whether operation by way of grant or limitation, are to be enforced according to their
letter and spirit. ... .” Commonwealth v. O’Harrah, 262 S.W.2d 385, 389 (Ky. 1953). As the
former Kentucky Court of Appeals held shortly after the enactment of the 1891 Constitution, in
rejecting an argument designed to circumvent constitutional requirements for taxation: “[i]t
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selected.” Levi v. City of Louisville, 30 S.W. 973, 976 (Ky. 1895). In issuing his executive
orders, the Governor disregarded KY. CONST. §§ 27, 28 and 29.
In addition, the Governor’s actions in issuing the executive orders violate his primary
responsibility under the Kentucky Constitution to faithfully execute the laws. KY. CONST. § 81.
Rather than faithfully executive the laws, the Governor is violating numerous Kentucky
constitutional and statutory provisions by removing and appointing members of the KRS Board,
and abolishing and recreating a Board of Directors – all contrary to KRS 61.645 and KRS
12.028. He violates the same provisions in removing members of the UofL Board, changing the

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spirit, to hold that the system adopted by its provisions could be disregarded, and another

size of the Board, and creating an interim Board without statutory authority to do so – all in

In abolishing and suspending various provisions of KRS 61.645 and KRS 164.821, the
Governor’s executive orders also violate KY. CONST. § 15, which provides the General
Assembly the exclusive power to suspend laws of the Commonwealth. Since KY. CONST. § 15 is

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violation of KRS 164.821 and KRS 12.028.

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a part of the Bill of Rights, the Governor cannot suspend statutes, even if he possesses
“emergency” or “inherent” powers under Sections 69 and 81 of KY. CONST. §§ 69 and 81.
Fletcher v. Commonwealth, 163 S.W.2d 852, 872 (Ky. 2005). The Court in Fletcher recognized
that “[t]he suspension of statutes by a Governor is also antithetical to the constitutional duty to
‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’” Id. (quoting KY. CONST. § 81).
As shown herein, and in the Verified Complaint and the Verified Intervening Complaint,
each of the executive orders violates various provisions of KRS 61.645 and KRS 164.821. The
Governor’s purported temporary reorganization of these independent Boards is not designed to
achieve “greater economy, efficiency and improved administration,” as required by KRS 12.028.

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create Boards that will be to his liking. The Commonwealth raises substantial legal questions
about whether the Governor, by executive order, has the constitutional and statutory authority to
completely remove and replace the KRS Board and the UofL Board in violation of Kentucky
statutory and constitutional provisions.
CONCLUSION
The Court should grant a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction to
enjoin the Defendants from enforcing or acting under these unlawful executive orders.
Temporary injunctive relief is necessary pending a judgment on the merits. The Commonwealth

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Instead, the orders are designed to suspend and re-write Kentucky statutes, and unilaterally

has shown that its rights are being or will be violated by the Defendants. The Commonwealth

equities greatly weighs in favor of temporary injunctive relief, and that the Commonwealth has
raised a substantial legal question. The Commonwealth has no adequate remedy at law. The
relief the Commonwealth requests is the only means to mitigate the irreparable harm the

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Commonwealth faces and will face under the executive orders. Wherefore, the Court should
grant the Commonwealth’s Motion.

Respectfully Submitted,
ANDY BESHEAR
ATTORNEY GENERAL
By:

/s/ Mitchel T. Denham
Mitchel T. Denham
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
La Tasha Buckner, Executive Director
Office of Civil and Environmental Law
S. Travis Mayo
Joe Newberg
Assistant Attorneys General
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue
Capitol Building, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449
(502) 696-5300
(502) 564-8310 FAX
Counsel for Intervening Plaintiff,
Commonwealth of Kentucky

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify the foregoing that a true and accurate copy of the Motion for Temporary
Injunctive Relief by Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction, and the
Memorandum of Law in Support, and the Proposed Order, were served on the individuals whose
names appear on the following Service List by U.S. Mail and by the additional methods
prescribed below on this the 22nd day of June, 2016.
/s/ Mitchel T. Denham
Michel T. Denham

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SERVICE LIST
Hon. M. Stephen Pitt
General Counsel
Office of the Governor
The Capitol, Suite 100
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 400601
steve.pitt@ky.gov
Counsel for Defendant Governor Bevin
and Defendant Secretary Landrum
Via electronic mail, and hand delivery
Bonita K. Black
7118 Autumn Bent Way
Crestwood, Kentucky 40014
Via U.S. Mail

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Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
3309 Collins Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
Via U.S. Mail
Ronald L. Wright
12904 Ridgemoor Drive
Prospect, Kentucky 40059
Via U.S. Mail
Mark Lattis
7005 Court of the Woods
Louisville, Kentucky 40241
Secretary Thomas B. Stevens
501 High Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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Hon. Dana L. Collins
Hon. Kevin L. Chlarson
Hon. Katherine T. Reisz
MIDDLETON REUTLINGER
401 South Fourth Street, Suite 2600
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502-584-1135
dcollins@middletonlaw.com
kchlarson@middletonlaw.com
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Hon. Brian Thomas
General Counsel
Kentucky Retirement Systems
Kentucky Retirement Systems
Perimeter Park West
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
FRANKLIN CIRCUIT COURT
DIVISION I
CASE NO. 16-CI-00656
THOMAS K. ELLIOTT, Individually and
In His Official Capacity as a Member of the Board
of Trustees of The Kentucky Retirement Systems, et al.
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ex rel.
ANDY BESHEAR, ATTORNEY GENERAL

PLAINTIFFS

INTERVENING PLAINTIFF

v.
MATTHEW G. BEVIN, GOVERNOR, In His Official
Capacity as The Governor of The Commonwealth
Of Kentucky, et al.

DEFENDANTS

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Tendered

This matter is before the Court on the motion of the Intervening Plaintiff, the
Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex rel. Andy Beshear, Attorney General, by and through counsel,
for Temporary Injunctive relief by Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction,
pursuant to CR 65.01, CR 65.03, and CR 65.04. The Court having considered the Motion and
the Commonwealth’s Verified Intervening Complaint, and having heard oral argument on the
Motion, and being otherwise sufficiently advised, the Court finds that the Defendants, Matthew
G. Bevin, William M. Landrum III, Thomas B. Stephens, Mark Lattis, the Kentucky
Retirement Systems, the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, the University of

Presiding Judge: HON. PHILLIP J. SHEPHERD (648260)

ORDER

Louisville Interim Board of Trustees, Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, Jr., Bonita Kay Black, and Ron

2016-214, 2016-243, 2016-340, 2016-338, and 2016-339. The Court finds as follows:
1.

The Commonwealth’s rights are being or will be violated by the actions of the
Defendants;

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Wright, M.D., should be enjoined from enforcing or acting under Executive Orders 2016-211,

2.

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The Commonwealth will suffer immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage
pending a final judgment in this action, or that the acts of the Defendants will tend
to render a final judgment ineffectual without the issuance of a temporary
restraining order and a temporary injunction;

3.

The balancing of equities weighs in favor of the issuance of a temporary
restraining order and a temporary injunction, and the Commonwealth will suffer
greater injury by the denial of temporary injunctive relief than it would by the
granting of such relief;

4.

This action presents a substantial legal question; and

5.

The Commonwealth has no adequate remedy at law.

Wherefore, IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that until further Order of this Court the
Defendants, Matthew G. Bevin, William M. Landrum III, Thomas B. Stephens, Mark Lattis,
the Kentucky Retirement Systems, the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, the
University of Louisville Interim Board of Trustees, Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, Jr., Bonita Kay
Black, and Ron Wright, M.D., are immediately restrained and enjoined from directly or
indirectly enforcing or acting under Executive Orders 2016-211, 2016-214, 2016-243, 2016-340,
2016-338, and 2016-339, whether alone or in concert with others, including any officer, agent,
employee and/or representative of same.

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order shall be binding upon the Defendants,

concert or participation with them who receive actual notice of this Order by personal service
or otherwise.

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and their agents, employees, employer , and attorneys, and upon those persons that act in

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that this Order shall remain in full
force and effect until such time as this Court specifically orders otherwise.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that a Temporary In j u n c t i o n shall
issue immediately and that security should be posted in the amount of $ _____.00, and should
remain in place.
SO ORDERED, this ___ of June, 2016.

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________________________________
PHILLIP J. SHEPHERD, JUDGE
Franklin Circuit Court, Division I

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Tendered by:
_________________________
Mitchel T. Denham
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
La Tasha Buckner, Executive Director
Office of Civil and Environmental Law
S. Travis Mayo
Joseph A. Newberg, II
Assistant Attorneys General
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue
Capitol Building, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449
(502) 696-5300
(502) 564-8310 FAX

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Counsel for Intervening Plaintiff

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