Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Davis released from jail . . . but ordered not to interfere with office issuing marriage licenses
U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued an order that released Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from jail. It also ordered her "not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples."
Judge Bunning made the decision, saying he was satisfied that the clerk's office was now "fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples."
This does not change the discussion about the issues involved, and tomorrow I will post what I've found that clarifies the issues.
This also does not seem to change Kim Davis' ideas about what happens now in the clerk's office. The federal judge orders her not to interfere, and he will get reports of applicantions and licenses issues to make sure they're doing their job. Her lawyer said that she will never abandon her conscience; and he said that the licenses that have been issued in her absence are not valid.
This does not sound like someone who plans to follow the judge's orders. There may be more jail time if she continues to deny orders or if she interferes.