Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear legislative redistricting case Feb. 24 in Frankfort
|The seven justices of the Supreme Court of Kentucky are (back row, from left) Justice Will T. Scott, Justice Wil Schroder, Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble, Justice Bill Cunningham, (front row, from left) Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. and Justice Daniel J. Venters.|
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Friday, Feb. 24, in Frankfort to hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of the General Assembly’s redrawing of state legislative districts. Proceedings are open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. EST in the Supreme Court Courtroom. The courtroom is located on the second floor of the state Capitol at 700 Capitol Ave.
The public may also observe oral arguments via the Supreme Court live stream on the Kentucky Court of Justice website. Oral arguments are available online as they occur in real time and are not available as archives.
Justice Will T. Scott is recused in this case.
The Supreme Court is the state court of last resort and the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices (bios) sit on the Supreme Court and all seven justices rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means that the ruling becomes the case law governing all similar cases in the future in Kentucky.