A Franklin Circuit Court judge has thrown out new legislative district maps, saying they violate the basic principles of the Kentucky Constitution. Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling is based on the so-called “five percent rule.” It says new districts must be within five percent of their ideal size. Shepherd added that the maps of both the… Continue reading Franklin Circuit Judge Finds Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional
A judge is expected to rule tomorrow in a lawsuit over Kentucky’s new state House and Senate redistricting maps. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd listened to three hours of arguments today and told the involved parties that he will decide tomorrow whether to grant a temporary injunction. “It’s my intent to get you all… Continue reading Judge Says He’ll Rule on Temporary Delaying of Redistricting Maps by Tuesday
“When it comes down to individuals and individual families and candidates, the ‘no cup of coffee’ rule complete should be enacted, I believe,” said state Sen. Kathy Stein of Lexington.