The governor of Kentucky has a bone to pick with that newfangled internet thing. To bad it’s beyond his jurisdiction.
Lawyers representing online gambling interests told the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday that Gov. Steve Beshear’s effort to seize domain names is blatantly unconstitutional.
A three-judge panel is weighing Beshear’s unprecedented move to seize the domain names of 141 gambling Web sites.
Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate allowed the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety to seize the domain names last month. The seizure, at this point, is meaningless because the state cannot control the content of the Web sites until a judge orders the domain names forfeited to the state.