(EDGE) Is this the last we'll hear of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis? Let's hope so.
Three lawsuits pending against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis stemming from her refusal perform her duty to issue marriage licenses in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, were dismissed by a federal judge Thursday.
This week, David L. Bunning, the same federal judge who found Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay (and eventually straight) couples, dismissed three lawsuits against the fanatical negligent civil servant.
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Bunning's rationale for dismissing the suits stemmed from an executive order signed by Kentucky's recently elected Tea Party Gov. Matt Bevin (R) that removed the names of County Clerks from marriage licenses. Since then, the Kentucky legislature passing a law creating new marriage license forms that don't require a signature from County Clerks. In light of this, the Sixth Circuit and the ACLU deemed the issues raised in the lawsuits "moot."
The contempt charge that Bunning slapped Davis with in 2015 put Davis in jail for six days and set off a media circus orchestrated by her attorney Mat Staver, founder of the anti-LGBT hate group Liberty Counsel. Eventually, Bunning lifted the contempt order against Davis, saying he was satisfied that her deputy clerks were fulfilling their duties by issuing marriage licenses while Davis was behind bars. Upon her release, he issued a stern warning to Davis, telling her that any further action on her part to interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses would be considered a violation of the court order, and "appropriate sanctions will be considered."
Predictably, Staver's Liberty Counsel issued a statement taking a victory lap over the decision.
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"This victory is not just for Kim Davis. It is a victory for everyone who wants to remain true to their deeply-held religious beliefs regarding marriage while faithfully serving the public," Staver wrote.
One person involved in the Kim Davis circus last year who didn't get off so easy is failed GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.
Taking on Kim Davis' "plight" on as his cause célèbre to fuel his faltering bid for the White House, Huckabee orchestrated a "free Kim Davis rally" where he played Survivor's 1980s hit "Eye of the Tiger" without obtaining permission. In June, Huckabee was ordered to pay $25,000 to a company owned by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan.
"What upset me most [about Huckabee's use] was that, once again, my song was being used to further a political agenda -- and no one even bothered to ask for permission," Sullivan said.