Saving A Judicial District

Some members of the legal community in one Eastern Kentucky county have filed a lawsuit to protect their judicial district.House Bill 348, passed during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by former Gov. Matt Bevin, would dissolve Division II of the 31st Judicial Circuit in Floyd County.The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court, alleges the General Assembly violated the state constitution with the passage of the bill.If the plan to eliminate the judicial district proceeds, it will cause a sharp increase in caseload and docket activity for remaining courthouse staff, potentially leading to delays in justice for people with cases in Floyd Circuit, proponents of the lawsuit say.

Source: MG News

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