motions http://wkms.org en Initial Arguments Made in Redistricting Appeal http://wkms.org/post/initial-arguments-made-redistricting-appeal <p>Kentucky lawmakers who successfully sued to keep new district maps from taking effect have filed new motions with the state Supreme Court.<br /><br />Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled two weeks ago that the maps of new House and Senate districts were unconstitutional because they weren&#39;t in line with population variance numbers previously set by the Supreme Court. The Legislative Research Commission promptly appealed the case.<br /><br />The LRC argues that the five percent variance per district rule is invalid because it isn&#39;t based on constitutional law. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:30:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16968 at http://wkms.org