State Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Case Today
The Kentucky Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a legislative redistricting case this morning. A circuit court judge ruled last week the new districts are out of balance and need to be redrawn to comply with the "one person, one vote" mandate in federal law. Challenges were quickly taken to the Kentucky Court of Appeals and then to the state Supreme Court. Redistricting occurs every 10 years to account for population changes reported in the U.S. Census.