Kentucky Redistricting

LOUISVILLE, Ky -- A three-judge panel Friday upped the pressure on Kentucky lawmakers to redraw legislative boundaries, denying a request for a stay in two lawsuits calling on judges to assume the task that has remained unfinished even as another election looms next year.

The motion for the stay was sought by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who says it's the General Assembly's job to set the boundaries. Gov. Steve Beshear has called a special legislative session starting Aug. 19 to give lawmakers another chance to deal with the issue.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Pressure is beginning to mount to call lawmakers back to Frankfort this year for a special legislative session on political redistricting.

Lawsuit Filed Against State Over Redistricting

Apr 26, 2013

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A lawsuit has been filed against Gov. Steve Beshear and other state officials and politicians over the legislature's failure this year to draw new political boundaries in Kentucky.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Covington. The plaintiffs include Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown, two judge-executives and nine northern Kentucky residents. They say the lack of a redistricting plan is leaving northern Kentucky without adequate representation.