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Fri May 24, 2019, 02:55 PM

U.S. Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to delay new map in gerrymandering case

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Ohio doesn't need to draw a new congressional map right now.

The top court granted Ohio's request to delay a new map until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on gerrymandering cases in North Carolina and Maryland. A trio of federal judges had requested a new map from Ohio lawmakers by June 14.

Now, Ohio legislators can wait to see what the U.S. Supreme Court decides on other states' maps. A decision on those cases is expected in late June.

The case is "stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of an appeal in this Court or further order of this Court," according to Friday's order.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/24/u-s-supreme-court-grants-ohios-request-delay-new-map-gerrymandering-case/1130114001/

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Reply U.S. Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to delay new map in gerrymandering case (Original post)
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:00 PM

1. Instead of Ohio waiting to see what happens in other states

don't you think they already know the outcome?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:04 PM

2. Voter suppression goes on and on and on...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:07 PM

3. Big mistake. The Repukes will delay, delay, etc. and then plead

there is not enough time to do a new map. The order should have required a new map by Jun 14.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 04:30 PM

6. SCROTUS isn't making a mistake.

They are doing Trump/McConnell/Putin's bidding.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:58 PM

4. They will delay it until there is not enough,,,,,

time to draaw new maps before the election. then we will not hear any more about it. SAP

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Fri May 24, 2019, 04:07 PM

5. U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps

Source: Reuters

SUPREME COURT MAY 24, 2019 / 3:00 PM / UPDATED 14 MINUTES AGO

U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps

Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
4 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout.

The justices granted requests from Republican lawmakers in both states to put those decisions on hold, halting further action in the cases and the need to rework electoral district boundaries. The justices did not provide any explanation for their brief orders.

The lower courts found that the electoral maps in the two states had been drawn to entrench Republicans in power by manipulating boundaries in a way that reduced the voting clout of Democrats - a practice known as partisan gerrymandering - in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

While both disputes involve U.S. House of Representatives districts in the two states, the Michigan case challenges districts in the state legislature as well.

The decisions in Michigan and Ohio that were put on hold by the justices were the latest rulings by federal courts determining that electoral maps designed by a state’s majority party unconstitutionally undermined the rights of voters who tend to support the other party.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-gerrymandering/u-s-supreme-court-blocks-redrawing-of-ohio-michigan-electoral-maps-idUSKCN1SU292

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