2nd Lawsuit Filed over Judicial Races

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) -- Another lawsuit has been filed over legislation that seems to prevent some senior judges from running for judicial seats.

According to The Glasgow Daily Times, Steve Hurt's lawsuit says he has completed his obligation as a senior judge, but the law apparently makes him ineligible to run in the 40th Judicial Circuit because it says senior judges can't file for office while serving in that role, and they are considered active for five years.

Hurt was named as a senior judge on Jan. 31, 2009. The deadline to file for the seat was Jan. 28, and Hurt filed paperwork to run.

Former senior judge Marc I. Rosen, who is seeking a judicial seat in Boyd County, has filed a similar suit.

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