Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a new map of state congressional districts as “gerrymandered,” sending the blueprint back for another try.
In the 4-3 decision, justices returned the map to the powerful Ohio Redistricting Commission, or its map-drawing counterparts in the Legislature, and said they must assure the next plan actually complies with the Ohio Constitution.
Three of seven justices — including Justice Pat DeWine, son of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, a named plaintiff in the cases — dissented.
The ruling comes just two days after Ohio’s high court issued a similar decision regarding new district lines drawn for the state’s legislative districts.
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