April 25, 2024

In the past year, several residents have reached out to our firm to report instances of government officials abusing their power. The Kentucky Constitution mandates that governmental bodies, including municipal corporations and agencies assisting in municipal government, operate only within the powers explicitly granted by the state constitution or statutory laws. In other words, government agents must have clear legislative authority to act.

This principle is rooted in Section 4 of the Bill of Rights in the Kentucky Constitution of 1849-50, which establishes that all power is vested in the people, and free governments derive their authority from them. Thus, all governmental power emanates from the people, and officials must act in accordance with the will of the people.

However, some government officials may not adhere to this standard and may overstep their bounds, believing their badge grants them the authority to act as they please. That’s where we step in.

The Kentucky Constitution, specifically sections 14, 54, and 241, confers the right to sue for personal injury or death caused by negligence or other wrongful acts

Additionally, 42 U.S. Code Section 1983 provides a legal avenue for individuals whose federal constitutional or statutory rights have been violated by state actors acting under the color of law.

It is important to note that all claims are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning there is a time limit within which you must act. If a government agent has violated your rights, you are not alone. We offer free consultations and are committed to combating government overreach and ensuring power remains with the people.