Legal trends funnel Ohio gerrymandering cases away from federal judges, toward Ohio Supreme Court –

A comparison of Ohio's current congressional maps and a new Republican plan approved last month. The image is colored for partisan advantage, with darker red indicating a heavily Republican advantage and darker blue indicating heavier Democratic advantage. (Ohio General Assembly / Dave's Redistricting App)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union and a group of voting-rights advocates successfully used the federal court system to get Ohio’s congressional map thrown out – at least temporarily – as an illegal gerrymander in favor of Republicans.
But with a lone exception, the legal battle during Ohio’s ongoing redistricting season has been waged in state courts.
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