After a brief holiday weekend break, all eyes are back on Kentucky where the recently jailed Kim Davis is about to once again breathe the free air.
"'Defendant Davis shall be released from the custody of the U.S. Marshal forthwith,' U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered. 'Defendant Davis shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.'
The move came moments after Davis asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to release her from jail immediately."
Kim Davis' lawyers filed a contempt appeal today, asking that the court issue a stay of its September 3 contempt order until a final resolution of appeal was reached.
Now that five of Davis' deputy clerks are busily churning out licenses to same-sex and different-sex couples alike, all Davis has to do to avoid seeing the wrong side of a jail cell for the time being is to avoid interfering with natural government process. Whether she is willing to take a backseat remains to be seen.