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Attorney will request Supreme Court discretionary review in election case

Litigation in contested November 4, 2015, Columbia Mayoral Election continues. Review will be by single Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court, counsel says, who says filing will come one day next week, after holidays.

By Ed Waggener

Lebanon Attorney Elmer George, counsel for Mayoral write-in candidate Ben Arnold, at the Judicial Center in Columbia on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, said that the next step in the contest November 4, 2015, Columbia Mayoral Contest will be a direct appeal to the Supreme Court of Kentucky for a discretionary ruling on the case.

The filing will be in response to another 2-1 decision by the three judge Kentucky Court of Appeals panel to deny a rehearing of the order reversing the Adair County Circuit Judge Judy Vance's order invalidating the 2014 election and ordering a new election.

"Judge Thompson absolutely correct in his opinion," he said of Judge Kelly Thompson, who twice ruled in favor of Judge Vance.

"And, he said, with all due respect, Judges Kramer and Dixon were wrong.

Mr. George said that the appeal will be made next week, after the Thanksgiving Holidays.

The discretionary review will be heard of a single Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky, Mr. George said.

The request will be the 24th step in the litigation process.

This story was posted on 2015-11-26 09:27:07
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