TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 3, 2019
A federal court has ruled that Ohio's congressional map is an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" and must be redrawn by the 2020 election, NPR reports. In its ruling, 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 in power." The court argues the map violates voters' constitutional right to choose their representatives and exceeds the state's powers under Article I of the Constitution. The decision is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.