On Friday, December 16, 2022, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission denied the Motion for Oral Hearing on the Motion to dismiss filed by Ann Ruttle, District Judge of the 16th District of Kentucky. Moreover, the court ordered Judge Ruttle to file a response to Objection to Request for Production. The case is entitled “In the matter of Ann Ruttle.”.

The Commission, on Judge Ruttle’s Motion for Oral Hearing, denied the said Motion voting 5-0. According to the Commission, the respondent is wrong when she stated that “It is evident that the Chairperson of the commission acted unilaterally without input from any of the commission.” Moreover, the Commission assured that the respondent’s due process rights were not violated by consideration of her motion without hearing, as the Commission duly considered her position.

The Commission reminded that it does not routinely grant hearings on Motions. The respondent may still raise the issue discussed in the Motion to Dismiss at the hearing on this matter.

Considering all the reasons, it was ordered by the Judicial Conduct Commission of Kentucky that the Motion for a Hearing is Denied and that the respondent has 10 days from the date of the issuance of the order to respond to the Objection to the Request for the Production of Documents.

The Judge earned a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1984.

The Judge’s courtroom is located at 230 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Kenton County and can be reached at 1 502-896-1775. The respondent’s bio can be found on Ballotpedia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.