Federal judges hear PSC districting case as candidate filing deadline nears

An upcoming election of utility regulators is still up in the air after a panel of federal judges met Friday to consider the constitutionality of Public Service Commission districts.

Ahead of a March 14 filing deadline for candidates, the federal judges are weighing arguments that allege the PSC districts are unconstitutional and malapportioned. Two of the PSC’s five districts are up for election in 2022. The judges indicated a decision should come before the filing deadline.