Special session called in Kentucky

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July 15, 2013

Kentucky

By Geoff Pallay

LEXINGTON, Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has called the Kentucky State Legislature to convene a special session on August 19 to settle the matter of redistricting.

The session is scheduled to last only five days and will only address state legislative and judicial district boundaries.[1]

A three-judge panel is expected to rule in the near future about whether two federal lawsuits regarding the legislative boundaries. The court will decide whether the legislature can redraw the lines in the special session or whether a panel will complete the process prior to that date.[2]

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