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Mon January 30, 2012
Shepard to Rule on Redistricting Lawsuit
By Kenny Colston
Frankfort, KY – Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepard is expected to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit over Kentucky's new state House and Senate redistricting maps. After listening to three hours of arguments Monday, Shepard told the involved parties that he will decide tomorrow whether to grant a temporary injunction. The request for an injunction now officially includes state Senator Kathy Stein. Stein was drawn out of her district when the General Assembly approved the new maps earlier this month. Because of her late addition to the case and lots of new arguments being made, Shepard says he wants time to think about his ruling. But he says no matter what he rules, he believes the redistricting lawsuits will end up in higher courts.