By Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press on January 14, 2022.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a new map of state congressional districts Friday 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.