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This week on the Eastern Standard series, “Democracy Optimist”

Most people agree that Kentucky Republicans drew a severely gerrymandered map in this past redistricting cycle, helping to turn their legislative majority into a supermajority. Democrats challenged the state House and congressional maps, and the case went all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court, which upheld the maps as drawn. Justice Michelle Keller dissented to part of that ruling and she joins us to discuss the case.

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The amount of money raised and spent in judicial campaigns has soared. Joining us to discuss the implications are law professors Joanna Shepherd and Michael Kang, authors of “Free to Judge: The Power of Campaign Money in Judicial Elections.”

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