New Ohio Legislative District Maps Unconstitutional
New maps for Ohio House and Senate districts must be re-drawn. The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that the maps do not meet voter-approved provisions of the Ohio Constitution to reduce partisan political gerrymandering.
In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court concluded the maps are invalid because the Ohio Redistricting Commission did not attempt to draw legislative districts that correspond with the statewide voter preference of Ohioans
...Writing for the Court majority, Justice Melody J. Stewart stated, “[W]hen drawing a district plan, the commission must attempt to meet the standards set forth in Section 6.”