Kim Davis Released From Jail Even Though Lawyers Vow She’ll Halt Marriage Licenses
A judge ordered Kentucky clerk Kim Davis be released from jail Tuesday under the condition that she not interfere with marriage licenses – which her attorneys vowed would be exactly what she intends to do.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis be released after serving six days in jail for contempt of court on the condition that she “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.”
CNN’s Martin Savidge reports that Davis’ lawyers say the clerk intends to violate the conditions and “bring the process to a halt.”
“The attorneys say she has not changed her mind,” Savidge reported. “That Kim Davis is adamant that as long as her name appears on those marriage licenses, she objects and she will attempt to stop those licenses from being distributed. Which means if she goes back on the job as is expected, she will bring the process to a halt.”
“They have said they expect her to go by her conscience which means we may go through this all again,” Savidge added.