David Bunning

David Bunning
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Assumed office
February 19, 2002
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Odis Bertelsman
Personal details
BornDavid Louis Bunning
(1966-07-14) July 14, 1966 (age 51)
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
FatherJim Bunning
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (B.A.)
University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D.)


David Louis Bunning (blessed July 14, 1966) is normally a USA Region Judge of america District Courtroom for the Eastern Region of Kentucky. Bunning may be the kid of previous Republican Senator Jim Bunning, a Hall of Popularity football pitcher who symbolized Kentucky in america Senate from 1999 to 2011.

Life and career

Bunning was created in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, the boy of Mary Catherine (Theis) and Jim Bunning. He received a Bachelor of Arts level from the College or university of Kentucky in 1988 and a Juris Doctor through the College or university of Kentucky University of Rules in 1991. He was a rules clerk in america Attorney's Workplace, Eastern Region of Kentucky in 1991, and was an Helper United States Lawyer in that workplace from 1991 to 2002.Bunning was nominated by Leader George W. Bush on Sept 4, 2001, to a chair on america District Courtroom for the Eastern Region of Kentucky, that was vacated by William Odis Bertelsman. On Dec 10, 2001, reps from the American Club Association's Position Committee on Government Judiciary testified prior to the US SENATE Committee from the Judiciary for the ABA's bulk opinion that Bunning was unqualified for the positioning of a Government District Courtroom Judge because of his age group of 35, too little organic civil case knowledge as a federal government lawyer, and his "middle-of-the-class rules school" experience on the College or university of Kentucky. He was verified by america Senate on Feb 14, 2002, and received his commission payment on Feb 19, 2002.

Notable cases

Miller v. DavisOn Sept 3, 2015, Bunning issued a contempt of court ruling against Rowan Region clerk Kim Davis and had her jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Bunning stated in his ruling, "Our type of government won't survive unless we, like a society, consent to respect the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions, no matter our personal views. Davis is obviously absolve to disagree using the Court's opinion, as much Americans likely perform, but that will not reason her from complying with it. To carry otherwise would arranged an unhealthy precedent."