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The following six cases are published opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States, in which oral argument was presented by an attorney on the staff of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defenderís office:

Kentucky v. Whorton, 441 U.S. 786, 99 S.Ct. 2088, 60 L.Ed. 640 (1979)

Pilon v. Bordenkircher, 444 U.S. 1, 100 S.Ct. 7, 62 L.Ed.2d 1 (1979)

Watkins v. Sowders, 449 U.S. 341, 101 S.Ct. 654, 66 L.Ed.2d 549 (1981)

Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79, 106 S.Ct. 1712, 90 L.Ed.2d 69 (1986)

Crane v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 683, 106 S.Ct. 2142, 90 L.Ed.2d 636 (1986)

Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361, 109 S.Ct. 2969, 106 L.Ed.2d 306 (1989)

The following nineteen cases are published opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, in which one party was represented on appeal by the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defenderís office:

Moore v. Cowan, 560 F.2d 1298 (6th Cir. 1977)

Pilon v. Bordenkircher, 593 F.2d 264 (6th Cir. 1979)

Eberhardt v. Bordenkircher, 605 F.2d 275 (6th Cir. 1979)

Mayes v. Sowders, 621 F.2d 850 (6th Cir. 1980)

Robinson v. Smith, 624 F.2d 54 (6th Cir. 1980)

Polk v. Sowders, 624 F.2d 1100 (6th Cir. 1980)

Wells v. Sowders, 624 F.2d 1102 (6th Cir. 1980)

Turnbill v. Bordenkircher, 634 F.2d 336 (6th Cir. 1980)

Whiteside v. Parke, 705 F.2d 869 (6th Cir. 1983)

Finney v. Rothgerber, 751 F.2d 858 (6th Cir. 1985)

Murphy v. Sowders, 607 F.Supp. 385 (D.C. Ky. 1985)

Murphy v. Sowders, 801 F.2d 205 (6th Cir. 1986)

Carwile v. Smith, 874 F.2d 382 (6th Cir. 1989)

Dunn v. Simmons, 877 F.2d 1275 (6th Cir. 1989)

Dale v. Haeberlin, 878 F.2d 930 (6th Cir. 1989)

Crane v. Sowders, 708 F.Supp. 163 (W.D. Ky. 1989)

Crane v. Sowders, 889 F.2d 715 (6th Cir. 1989)

Williamson v. Parke, 963 F.2d 863 (6th Cir. 1992)

Stoner v. Sowders, 997 F.2d 209 (6th Cir. 1993)

The following 259 cases are published decisions of the Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1973 through July 2005, in which one party was represented by the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation.

Kuhnle v. Kassulke, Ky., 489 S.W.2d 833 (1973)

Evans v. Commonwealth, Ky., 500 S.W.2d 430 (1973)

Calvert v. Commonwealth, Ky., 501 S.W.2d 591 (1973)

Baker v. Commonwealth, Ky., 505 S.W.2d 187 (1974)

Henderson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 507 S.W.2d 454 (1974)

Tiitsman v. Commonwealth, Ky., 509 S.W.2d 275 (1974)

Wydman v. Commonwealth, Ky., 512 S.W.2d 507 (1974)

Tobin v. Commonwealth, Ky., 517 S.W.2d 498 (1974)

Butler v. Commonwealth, Ky., 536 S.W.2d 139 (1976)

Pilon v. Commonwealth, Ky., 544 S.W.2d 228 (1976)

Romans v. Commonwealth, Ky., 547 S.W.2d 128 (1977)

Beason v. Commonwealth, Ky., 548 S.W.2d 835 (1977)

Newell v. Commonwealth, Ky., 549 S.W.2d 89 (1977)

Trowel v. Commonwealth, Ky., 550 S.W.2d 530 (1977)

Summitt v. Commonwealth, Ky., 550 S.W.2d 548 (1977)

Luttrell v. Commonwealth, Ky., 554 S.W.2d 75 (1977)

Cain v. Commonwealth, Ky., 554 S.W.2d 369 (1977)

Jones v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 556 S.W.2d 918 (1977)

Newton v. Commonwealth, Ky., 558 S.W.2d 167 (1977)

Brown v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 564 S.W.2d 21 (1977)

Wells v. Commonwealth, Ky., 561 S.W.2d 85 (1978)

Mann v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 561 S.W.2d 335 (1978)

Sears v. Commonwealth, Ky., 561 S.W.2d 672 (1979)

Mayes v. Commonwealth, Ky., 563 S.W.2d 4 (1978)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 563 S.W.2d 494 (1978)

Brown v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 564 S.W.2d 24 (1978)

Mason v. Commonwealth, Ky., 565 S.W.2d 140 (1978)

Watkins v. Commonwealth, Ky., 565 S.W.2d 630 (1978)

Hebert v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 566 S.W.2d 798 (1978)

Thomas v. Commonwealth, Ky., 567 S.W.2d 299 (1978)

Crawley v. Commonwealth, Ky., 568 S.W.2d 927 (1978)

McDonald v. Commonwealth, Ky., 569 S.W.2d 134 (1978)

Williams v. Commonwealth, Ky., 569 S.W.2d 139 (1978)

Robinson v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 569 S.W.2d 183 (1978)

Whorton v. Commonwealth, Ky., 570 S.W.2d 627 (1978)

Martin v. Commonwealth, Ky., 571 S.W.2d 613 (1978)

Keller v. Commonwealth, Ky., 572 S.W.2d 157 (1978)

Arnold v. Commonwealth, Ky., 573 S.W.2d 344 (1978)

Polk v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 574 S.W.2d 335 (1978)

Commonwealth v. Appleby, Ky. App., 586 S.W.2d 266 (1978)

Taylor v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 577 S.W.2d 46 (1979)


Harris v. Commonwealth, Ky., 579 S.W.2d 111 (1979)

Wagner v. Commonwealth, Ky., 581 S.W.2d 352 (1979)

Van Dyke v. Commonwealth, Ky., 581 S.W.2d 563 (1979)

Crawley v. Kunzman, Ky., 585 S.W.2d 387 (1979)

Whorton v. Commonwealth, Ky., 585 S.W.2d 388 (1979)

Douglas v. Commonwealth, Ky., 586 S.W.2d 16 (1979)

Commonwealth v. Gully, Ky., 586 S.W.2d 266 (1979)

Sweatt v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 586 S.W.2d 289 (1979)

Appleby v. Commonwealth, Ky., 589 S.W.2d 877 (1979)

Commonwealth v. Gilbert, Ky., 590 S.W.2d 681 (1979)

Beechman v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 594 S.W.2d 898 (1979)

Allen v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 596 S.W.2d 21 (1979)

Gully v. Commonwealth, Ky., 600 S.W.2d 457 (1979)

Heady v. Commonwealth, Ky., 597 S.W.2d 613 (1980)

Robertson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 597 S.W.2d 864 (1980)

McClain v. Commonwealth, Ky., 607 S.W.2d 421 (1980)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky., 610 S.W.2d 602 (1980)

Commonwealth v. Boarman, Ky. App., 610 S.W.2d 922 (1980)

Tabor v. Commonwealth, Ky., 613 S.W.2d 133 (1981)

Frazier v. Commonwealth, Ky., 613 S.W.2d 423 (1981)

Commonwealth v. Morris, Ky., 613 S.W.2d 616 (1981)

Commonwealth v. Gordon, Ky., 621 S.W.2d 27 (1981)

Thompson v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 621 S.W.2d 36 (1981)

Polk v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 622 S.W.2d 223 (1981)

Rhodes v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 622 S.W.2d 677 (1981)

Cardine v. Commonwealth, Ky., 623 S.W.2d 895 (1981)

Tabor v. Commonwealth, Ky., 625 S.W.2d 571 (1981)

Hayes v. Commonwealth, Ky., 625 S.W.2d 575 (1981)

Marshall v. Commonwealth, Ky., 625 S.W.2d 581 (1981)

Hayes v. Commonwealth, Ky., 625 S.W.2d 583 (1981)

Commonwealth v. Hamblem, Ky. App., 628 S.W.2d 345 (1981)

Patterson v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 630 S.W.2d 73 (1981)

Malone v. Commonwealth, Ky., 636 S.W.2d 647 (1982)

Finney v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 638 S.W.2d 709 (1982)

Houston v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 641 S.W.2d 42 (1982)

Taylor v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 642 S.W.2d 344 (1982)

Adkins v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 647 S.W.2d 502 (1982)

Jackson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 650 S.W.2d 250 (1983)

Murphy v. Commonwealth, Ky., 652 S.W.2d 69 (1983)

Sullivan v. Commonwealth, Ky., 655 S.W.2d 487 (1983)

Burns v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 655 S.W.2d 497 (1983)

Haymon v. Commonwealth, Ky., 657 S.W.2d 239 (1983)

Estep v. Commonwealth, Ky., 663 S.W.2d 213 (1983)

Commonwealth v. Richardson, Ky., 674 S.W.2d 515 (1984)

Gavel v. Commonwealth, Ky., 674 S.W.2d 953 (1984)

Commonwealth v. Hinton, Ky., 678 S.W.2d 388 (1984)

Summit v. Mudd, Ky., 679 S.W.2d 225 (1984)

Polk v. Commonwealth, Ky., 679 S.W.2d 231 (1984)

Commonwealth v. Reed, Ky. App., 680 S.W.2d 134 (1984)

Commonwealth v. Hollingsworth, Ky., 685 S.W.2d 546 (1984)

Macklin v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 687 S.W.2d 540 (1984)

Dunn v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 689 S.W.2d 23 (1984)

Crane v. Commonwealth, Ky., 690 S.W.2d 753 (1985)

Roney v. Commonwealth, Ky., 695 S.W.2d 863 (1985)

Commonwealth v. Steiber, Ky., 697 S.W.2d 135 (1985)

Moody v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 698 S.W.2d 530 (1985)

McCloud v. Commonwealth, Ky., 698 S.W.2d 822 (1985)

Dunn v. Commonwealth, Ky., 703 S.W.2d 874 (1985)

Evans v. Commonwealth, Ky., 702 S.W.2d 424 (1986)

Adcock v. Commonwealth, Ky., 702 S.W.2d 440 (1986)

Weatherford v. Commonwealth, Ky., 703 S.W.2d 882 (1986)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky., 707 S.W.2d 342 (1986)

Commonwealth v. Burnley, Ky., 710 S.W.2d 221 (1986)

Woods v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 712 S.W.2d 363 (1986)

Dale v. Commonwealth, Ky., 715 S.W.2d 227 (1986)

McClellan v. Commonwealth, Ky., 715 S.W.2d 464 (1986)

McMillen v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 717 S.W.2d 508 (1986)

Williams v. Commonwealth, Ky., 721 S.W.2d 710 (1986)

Mills v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 723 S.W.2d 859 (1986)

Wade v. Commonwealth, Ky., 724 S.W.2d 207 (1986)

Roston v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 724 S.W.2d 221 (1986)

Edmondson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 725 S.W.2d 595 (1987)

Crane v. Commonwealth, Ky., 726 S.W.2d 302 (1987)

Shanklin v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 730 S.W.2d 535 (1987)

Morgan v. Commonwealth, Ky., 730 S.W.2d 935 (1987)

Stanford v. Commonwealth, Ky., 734 S.W.2d 781 (1987)

Commonwealth v. Reneer, Ky., 734 S.W.2d 794 (1987)

Williams v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 734 S.W.2d 810 (1987)

Commonwealth v. Messex, Ky., 736 S.W.2d 341 (1987)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky., 737 S.W.2d 683 (1987)

Rose v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 738 S.W.2d 835 (1987)

Stump v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 747 S.W.2d 607 (1987)

Simpson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 759 S.W.2d 224 (1988)

Lemon v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 760 S.W.2d 94 (1988)

Campbell v. Schroering, Ky. App., 763 S.W.2d 145 (1988)

Commonwealth v. Gilbert, Ky. App., 768 S.W.2d 62 (1989)

F.T.P. v. Courier-Journal and L. Ö, Ky., 774 S.W.2d 444 (1989)

Cosby v. Commonwealth, Ky., 776 S.W.2d 367 (1989)

Commonwealth v. Martin, Ky. App., 777 S.W.2d 236 (1989)

Howard v. Commonwealth, Ky., 777 S.W.2d 888 (1989)

Logan v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 785 S.W.2d 497 (1989)

Berry v. Commonwealth, Ky., 782 S.W.2d 625 (1990)

Commonwealth v. Crawford, Ky., 789 S.W.2d 779 (1990)

Harris v. Commonwealth, Ky., 793 S.W.2d 802 (1990)

Offutt v. Commonwealth, Ky., 799 S.W.2d 815 (1990)

Taylor v. Commonwealth, Ky., 821 S.W.2d 72 (1990)

Shields v. Commonwealth, Ky., 812 S.W.2d 152 (1991)

Commonwealth v. Shively, Ky., 814 S.W.2d 572 (1991)

Commonwealth v. Miles, Ky. App., 816 S.W.2d 657 (1991)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 818 S.W.2d 620 (1991)

Stark v. Commonwealth, Ky., 828 S.W.2d 603 (1991)

Ramey v. Commonwealth, Ky., 824 S.W.2d 851 (1992)

Commonwealth v. Corey, Ky., 826 S.W.2d 319 (1992)

Ellis v. Commonwealth, Ky., 828 S.W.2d 360 (1992)

Crane v. Commonwealth, Ky., 833 S.W.2d 813 (1992)

Hazel v. Commonwealth, Ky., 833 S.W.2d 831 (1992)

Wilson v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 839 S.W.2d 17 (1992)

Porter v. Commonwealth, Ky., 841 S.W.2d 166 (1992)

Commonwealth v. Nelson, Ky., 841 S.W.2d 628 (1992)

Commonwealth v. Wilcoxson, Ky., 846 S.W.2d 719 (1992)

Holbrook v. Knopf, Ky., 847 S.W.2d 52 (1992)

Mace v. Morris, Ky., 851 S.W.2d 457 (1993)

Pettiway v. Commonwealth, Ky., 860 S.W.2d 766 (1993)

Alexander v. Commonwealth, Ky., 862 S.W.2d 856 (1993)

McCarthy v. Commonwealth, Ky., 867 S.W.2d 469 (1993)

Porter v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 869 S.W.2d 48 (1993)

Commonwealth v. Sego, Ky., 872 S.W.2d 441 (1994)

McGinnis v. Commonwealth, Ky., 875 S.W.2d 518 (1994)

Linehan v. Commonwealth, Ky., 878 S.W.2d 8 (1994)

Harris v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 878 S.W.2d 801 (1994)

Johnson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 833 S.W.2d 482 (1994)

Commonwealth v. Crowder, Ky., 884 S.W.2d 649 (1994)

Commonwealth v. Potts, Ky., 884 S.W.2d 654 (1994)

West v. Commonwealth, Ky., 887 S.W.2d 338 (1994)

Humble v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 887 S.W.2d 567 (1994)

Warren v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 903 S.W.2d 907 (1994)

Whalen v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 891 S.W.2d 86 (1995)

Curley v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 895 S.W.2d 10 (1995)

Roberts v. Commonwealth, Ky., 896 S.W.2d 4 (1995)

Commonwealth v. Smith, Ky. App., 898 S.W.2d 496 (1995)

Abernathy v. Nicholson, Ky., 899 S.W.2d 85 (1995)

Terhune v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 907 S.W.2d 779 (1995)

Corman v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 908 S.W.2d 122 (1995)

Sutherland v. Commonwealth, Ky., 910 S.W.2d 235 (1995)

Alcorn v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 910 S.W.2d 716 (1995)

Savage v. Commonwealth, Ky., 920 S.W.2d 512 (1995)

Smith v. Commonwealth, Ky., 920 S.W.2d 514 (1995)

Turner v. Commonwealth, Ky., 914 S.W.2d 343 (1996)

Stroud v. Commonwealth, Ky., 922 S.W.2d 382 (1996)

Bowling v. Commonwealth, Ky., 926 S.W.2d 667 (1996)

Phipps v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 933 S.W.2d 825 (1996)

Brown v. Commonwealth, Ky., 934 S.W.2d 242 (1996)

Commonwealth v. Anderson, Ky., 934 S.W.2d 276 (1996)

Commonwealth v. Halsell, Ky., 934 S.W.2d 552 (1996)

Savage v. Commonwealth, Ky., 939 S.W.2d 325 (1996)

Commonwealth v. Fint, Ky., 940 S.W.2d 896 (1997)

Commonwealth v. Burge, Ky., 947 S.W.2d 805 (1996)

Butts v. Commonwealth, Ky., 953 S.W.2d 943 (1997)

Commonwealth v. Maddox, Ky., 955 S.W.2d 718 (1997)

Kennedy v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 962 S.W.2d 880 (1997)

Gaither v. Commonwealth, Ky., 963 S.W.2d 621 (1997)

Young v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 968 S.W.2d 670 (1998)

Britt v. Commonwealth, Ky., 965 S.W.2d 147 (1998)

Brutley v. Commonwealth, Ky., 967 S.W.2d 20 (1998)

Felts v. Commonwealth, Ky., 967 S.W.2d 574 (1998)

Jackson v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 972 S.W.2d 286 (1997)†

Prince v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 987 S.W.2d 324 (1997)

Commonwealth vs. Nunnally, Ky., 920 S.W.2d 523 (1996)

Davis v. Commonwealth, Ky., 967 S.W.2d 574 (1998)

Wilson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 975 S.W.2d 901 (1998)

Brown v. Commonwealth, Ky., 975 S.W.2d 922 (1998)

Hudson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 979 S.W.2d 106 (1998)

Stephenson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 982 S.W.2d 200 (1998)

Samples v. Commonwealth, Ky., 983 S.W.2d 151 (1998)

Taylor v. Commonwealth, Ky., 987 S.W.2d 302 (1998)

Moore v. Commonwealth, Ky., 990 S.W.2d 618 (1999)

Allen v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 997 S.W.2d 483 (1999)

Commonwealth v. Todd, Ky. App., 12 S.W.3d 695 (1999)

Commonwealth v. Ryan, Ky., 5 S.W.3d 113 (1999)

Cornelison v. Commonwealth, Ky., 990 S.W.2d 609 (1999)

Belt v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 2 S.W.3d 790 (1999)

Turner v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 10 S.W.3d 136 (1999)

Walker v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 10 S.W.3d 492 (1999)

Johnson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 12 S.W.3d 258 (1999)

T.A. v. Byer, Ky., 13 S.W.3d 629 (2000)

Brashars v. Commonwealth, Ky., 25 S.W.3d 58 (2000)

Burnett v. Commonwealth, Ky., 31 S.W.3d 878 (2000)

Commonwealth v. Blincoe, Ky. App., 33 S.W.3d 533 (2000)

Ware v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 34 S.W.3d 383 (2000)

Commonwealth v. Blincoe, Ky. App., 34 S.W.3d 822 (2000)

Holloman v. Commonwealth, Ky., 37 S.W.3d 764 (2001)

Haight v. Commonwealth, Ky., 41 S.W.3d 436 (2001)

Colbert v. Commonwealth, Ky., 43 S.W.3d 777 (2001)

Commonwealth v. Ingram, Ky., 46 S.W.3d 569 (2001)

J.D.K. v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 54 S.W.3d 174 (2001)

Commonwealth v. Higgs, Ky., 59 S.W.3d 886 (2001)

Thompkins v. Commonwealth, Ky., 54 S.W.3d 147 (2001)

Buford v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 58 S.W.3d 490 (2001)

Donovan v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 60 S.W.3d 581 (2001)

Ward v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 62 S.W.3d 399 (2001)

Tolley v. Commonwealth, Ky. App., 65 S.W.3d 531 (2001)

Commonwealth v. Banks, Ky., 68 S.W.3d 347 (2001)

Commonwealth v. Vincent, Ky., 70 S.W.3d 422 (2002)

Hyatt v. Commonwealth, Ky., 72 S.W.3d 566 (2002)

Martinez v. Commonwealth, Ky., 72 S.W.3d 581 (2002)

Commonwealth v. Philpott, Ky., 75 S.W.3d 209 (2002)

Manns v. Commonwealth, Ky., 80 S.W.3d 439 (2002)

Doss v. McDonald, Ky., 82 S.W.3d 867 (2002)

Nelson v. Shake, Ky., 82 S.W.3d 914 (2002)

Rogers v. Commonwealth, Ky., 86 S.W.3d 29 (2002)

Commonwealth v. Townsend, Ky., 87 S.W.3d 12 (2002)

Commonwealth v. Yelder, Ky. App., 88 S.W.3d 435 (2002)

Commonwealth v. Whitmore, Ky., 92 S.W.3d 76 (2002)

Commonwealth v. Christie, Ky., 98 S.W.3d 485 (2002)

Neal v. Commonwealth, Ky., 95 S.W.3d 843 (2003)

Arnold v. Commonwealth, Ky., 109 S.W.3d 161 (2003)

OíNeil v. Commonwealth, Ky.App., 114 S.W.3d 860 (2003)

Peterson v. Shake, Ky., 120 S.W.3d 707 (2003)

Wheeler v. Commonwealth, Ky., 121 S.W.3d 173 (2003)

Parrish v. Commonwealth, Ky., 121 S.W.3d 198 (2003)

Commonwealth v. Barroso, Ky., 122 S.W.3d 554 (2003)

Commonwealth v. Deweese, Ky.App., 141 S.W.3d 372 (2003)

Parson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 144 S.W.3d 775 (2004)

Williams v. Commonwealth, Ky., 147 S.W.3d 1 (2004)

Cosby v. Commonwealth, Ky., 147 S.W.3d 56 (2004)

Commonwealth v. C.J., Ky., 156 S.W.3d 296 (2005)

Commonwealth v. Sowell, Ky., 157 S.W.3d 616 (2005)