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Redistricting Reaches Kentucky Supreme Court
(2012-02-14)
(wkms) - Kentucky's legislative district dispute is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. The Court confirmed late yesterday the case had been sent up directly from the state Court of Appeals. Earlier in the day, lawmakers had taken the case to the appeals court, asking to overturn a judge's ruling last week that threw out the redrawn legislative district maps. In the appeal, the Legislative Research Commission says Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd effectively drew a new map when he threw out the bill that set lines for the 2012 elections. Lawmakers say drawing districts is a power reserved solely for them. LRC attorney Sheryl Snyder asked the appeals court to pass the case directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court. © Copyright 2014, wkms