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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The federal judges who found Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional won’t delay their order for a new map to be drawn by June 14. Ohio’s elections chief and other Republicans requested to put the order on hold while they appeal it. The three-judge panel declined that request Thursday. The judges ordered the… Read More
Ohio’s Attorney General filed a motion Monday to block a federal court decision throwing out the state’s congressional map. A three-judge panel last Friday ruled that Ohio’s map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by June 14. Attorney General Dave Yost asked for a stay of the decision while he appeals the ruling to… Read More
A federal court has ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by the 2020 election. In their ruling Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio argue that the map was intentionally drawn “to disadvantage Democratic voters and entrench Republican representatives… Read More
A pivotal retirement and a new conservative majority could give the state legislatures a green light for even more partisanship when it comes to drawing political boundaries.
CINCINNATI (AP) – The future of Ohio’s congressional district map is in the hands of three federal judges. Testimony concluded Wednesday about a lawsuit charging that the GOP-controlled redistricting resulted in an unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. After considering post-trial legal briefs from attorneys, Judges Timothy Black, Karen Nelson Moore and Michael Watson are expected to rule… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — A three-judge panel in Cincinnati has denied a request by Ohio to delay a federal lawsuit that seeks the redrawing of congressional district lines ahead of the 2020 election. Friday’s ruling says there are time concerns in deciding a lawsuit filed last May by the Ohio League of Women Voters and others… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining friend and ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his effort to overhaul partisan political map-making that’s helped fuel their own Republican party’s rise to power. Kasich told The Associated Press Tuesday he’s signed a legal brief that opposes the GOP in the momentous redistricting case being… Read More