LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice
William E. McAnulty was expected to go home from the hospital on
Monday, days after breaking his collarbone during a fall.
McAnulty, the first black person to serve on the high court,
resigned his seat last week while undergoing radiation therapy for
lung cancer that had spread to his brain.
McAnulty's broken collarbone was first revealed on a Web page
updated by his family that gave his condition and allowed comments
to be posted. The posting did not give specifics on when or where
McAnulty fell, but said he would resume radiation therapy soon.
The 59-year-old judge has had radiation treatments on a shoulder
and leg since first revealing in late June that he had lung cancer
which had spread to his brain.
McAnulty underwent brain surgery on July 11 to have a one-inch
lesion removed from the base of his brain.
McAnulty, an Indianapolis native who graduated from Indiana
University, was appointed to the court by Gov. Ernie Fletcher in
June 2006 to replace Justice Martin E. Johnstone. McAnulty won a
full 8-year term on the high court in November's election,
defeating Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann O'Malley Shake.
Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert will convene a judicial
nominating commission that will submit three names to Fletcher, who
will choose McAnulty's replacement. The new justice will serve
until November 2008.