The Lafayette Consolidated Government's amending the City-Parish Government Charter via an ordinance will stand after the Louisiana Supreme Court has denied to hear the Secretary of State and Keith Kishbaugh's appeals. This means the 2018 vote to have separate city and parish council districts will stand.

The news was announced in an email sent to supporters of "Fix the Charter," who advocated for the split.

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On the "Ross Report" Wednesday, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced that he has filed a writ with the Louisiana Supreme Court, which has been received by them.

If the court decides to hear the appeal, it could happen later this summer. The court has not responded yet.

In the meantime, the Secretary of State's Office will move forward with ballot registration for the fall elections in Lafayette in accordance with previous rulings from two lower courts - the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and 15th Judicial District Court Judge John Trahan.

This legal challenge to Lafayette Consolidated Government amending the City-Parish Government Charter via an ordinance will determine whether separate city and parish council districts will stand.