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U. S. Supreme Court Says Ohio Doesn't Have To Draw New Congressional Map For Now

The US Supreme Court has issued a stay that says Ohio and Michigan don’t have to draw up new Congressional district maps until after two rulings expected next month. 

The state appealed a ruling from a federal court in Cincinnati, which said Ohio’s Congressional district map was partisan gerrymandered and unconstitutional, and that a new map had to be drawn by June 14.

Attorney General Dave Yost had asked for a delay, citing expected rulings next month by the Court on maps from Maryland and North Carolina.  House Speaker Larry Householder said earlier this week he agreed.

“Ithinkit'simportantforallofustoseewhattheSupremeCourthastosayandIthinkthatthey'regoingtoruleinfavorofthestateofOhio," said Householder.

But the ACLU, which filed the suit over the map, pushed back, saying Republicans who drew it were trying to "run out the clock" to draw a new one before next year’s Congressional election.

The ruling also covers a similar map case from Michigan.

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