4:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Kentucky High Court Could Act on State Legislative Districts Soon

The battle over new state legislative districts may move to the Kentucky Supreme Court this week.At the direction of General Assembly leaders, the Legislative Research Commission this week will file an appeal to overturn an injunction against the district maps lawmakers approved last month. In it’s filing, the LRC will also argue that the new districts should be in effect for this year's elections.

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3:57 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Kentucky House Speaker: Forget About Congressional Redistricting this Session

Efforts to redraw Kentucky's U.S. House districts are dead in the General Assembly. State House Speaker Greg Stumbo made that declaration after the state Senate could not agree to the latest compromise on district maps.

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Redistricting Ruling
3:08 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Judge Throws Out New Kentucky Legislative Boundaries

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 House and Senate districts divided too many counties.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
8:26 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Kentucky Congressional Candidates in Limbo as they Await New Redistricting Maps

Kentucky lawmakers are struggling to finalize new Congressional districts.

Both chambers approved new maps of the districts last month and have been in a conference committee for weeks to work out the differences. Last week, legislative leaders thought they were close to an agreement that would leave the maps relatively unchanged, but no compromise was made.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
2:40 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

No Decision Yet on Legality of Redistricting, but Ruling to Come Soon

A Kentucky judge says he may rule by midweek on the constitutionality of legislative redistricting in a case that has the state's election filing deadline in flux.

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Redistricting Lawsuit
2:39 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Judge Pushes Back Filing Deadline for Kentucky Candidates

A judge has ruled that Kentucky's election filing deadline will be postponed one week while he decides the constitutionality of new legislative districts in the Commonwealth. 

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday afternoon, hours before the original deadlines for legislative hopefuls to file candidacy papers.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
2:28 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Judge Will Issue Ruling Today on Lawsuit over Kentucky Redistricting Maps

A judge is expected to rule this afternoon in a lawsuit over Kentucky’s new state House and Senate redistricting maps. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepard listened to three hours of arguments Monday and told the involved parties that he will decide Tuesday whether to grant a temporary injunction.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
12:15 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

No Deal Yet on Congressional Redistricting, but Lawmakers Agree to Extend Filing Deadline

Legislative leaders still disagree over new Congressional districts, but they have agreed on one thing: to extend the filing deadline. Instead of passing a new bill for the extension, state Senator Damon Thayer said the two sides agreed to gut House Bill 2.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
8:07 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Lawsuit to be filed against Kentucky House redistricting plan

Rep. Jeff Hoover (R-Jamestown)

Several Kentucky House Republicans are hoping to derail new legislative districts with a lawsuit challenging the redistricting map.

Members of the GOP caucus and a group of private individuals could file the suit as soon as the end of this week. It will start in Franklin County Circuit Court and will include a motion to stop the redistricting maps from taking immediate effect.

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2012 General Assembly
2:30 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Elizabethtown Lawmaker Wants to Change the Way Redistricting is Done in Kentucky

Elizabethtown Representative Tim Moore says he'll introduce a bill that would change the way legislative redistricting maps are created.

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