Judge rules law is ‘unconstitutional’


ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A Franklin circuit judge has ruled unconstitutional a law that put into question whether senior judges could running for office in certain circumstances.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/1uuhrY7) reports Judge Thomas D. Wingate called the law ""an unconstitutional piece of special legislation."

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The ruling seems to clear the way for former senior judge Marc I. Rosen to run for Boyd circuit judge. Rosen filed suit over the law after his candidacy for the seat was challenged.

The law prescribes a five-year term for senior judges and prohibits them from becoming candidates for office during that time period. Previously, the judges committed to working 600 days.

Rosen argued that he completed his 600 days before his five-year term ended on January 31. The primary filing deadline was January 28.


Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com


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