Legislative Redistricting Case to Be Heard by High Court

Feb 18, 2012

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legislative redistricting case this week. Chief Justice John D. Minton filed an order Friday officially accepting transfer of the case from the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

The order scheduled oral arguments for 10 a.m. this Friday.

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled last week that the new House and Senate districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn to comply with the “one person, one vote” mandate in federal and state law.

The decision was appealed to the Supreme Court.

Redistricting takes place every 10 years to account for population changes reported in the U.S. Census.