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Legislative agency to appeal redistricting case

by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Legislative Research Commission will appeal a judge's ruling that found newly drawn legislative districts to be unconstitutional.

Rob Weber, a spokesman for the agency, said in a statement Thursday that the appeal would be made directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court in an effort to get a quicker resolution to a case that's been pending since last month.

The General Assembly has been embroiled in a bitter partisan fight over legislative and congressional redistricting that has put all major issues in limbo since lawmakers convened in early January.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered the secretary of state not to recognize newly redrawn legislative districts.
 

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