Ramsey Seeking Judicial Redistricting Advice

Lt. Gov. and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey held a press conference today asking the legal community and the public for advice on redistricting the boundaries of the state’s 31 judicial districts, according to TN Report. Over the last several weeks, Ramsey has said he wants to hear from district attorneys, judges and bar associations, including the Tennessee Bar Association. He has long argued the lines need to be redrawn to deal with imbalances in workload and resources. At a forum sponsored by the Associated Press last week, WPLN reports that he said judicial districts are “completely out of whack.” In addition to pushing for a new map this year, Ramsey is supporting legislation that would require lines be redrawn every 10 years.