State Representative Myron Dossett says there’s still no telling on how the state Supreme Court may rule on General Assembly re-districting.
There has been speculation on all sides about what could and what might happen, but the ultimate decision is in the hands of the state’s highest court.
A Franklin Circuit judge ruled in favor of House Republicans last week when he said the new districts were unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to run in their old boundaries.
House Democrats fired back this week, asking the Supreme Court to allow elections in the new districts. Representative Dossett says all of the lawmakers are now at the mercy of the court.
Representative Dossett, other House Republicans and Senate Democrats who were also on the short end of the political stick are hoping to run again in their old boundaries this year. Dossett says he can accept whatever decision the court makes.
Time is running out for a decision to be made one way or the other, as county clerks have to be given about 50 days to have their ballots printed before the May primary.