After House and Senate leaders disregarded the ACLU of Kentucky’s request to accomplish legislative redistricting during the 2013 Regular Session, we filed suit in federal court challenging the existing, mal-apportioned districts. On August 17, 2013, a three-judge panel agreed with us (and the plaintiffs in a related, consolidated action) that Kentucky’s then-operative legislative districts violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s “one person, one vote” principle, and the Court issued an injunction barring state officials from using those districts in further elections.


Laughlin McDonald, Dale Ho, Ben Carter and William Sharp

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

National ACLU's Voting Rights Project, ACLU of KY


Eastern District of Kentucky