FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear challenges the state Labor Cabinet's authority to investigate protesting teachers.
Beshear, a Democrat, is challenging Bevin in this year's election.
Bevin's legal team says Shepherd should step aside because he "liked" a Facebook post praising Beshear campaign volunteers.