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Senate President appoints own replacement to Ohio Redistricting Commission

BY: - May 4, 2022

The Ohio Redistricting Commission has a new member after seven months of work, with Senate President Matt Huffman appointing his own replacement. The announcement, which came from Huffman’s office, was released the day before the ORC is set to meet to discuss legislative redistricting for the fifth time in this redistricting cycle. Huffman appointed state […]

Ohio Redistricting Commission will talk legislative maps May 4

BY: - April 29, 2022

The Ohio Redistricting Commission will reconvene next week for the first time since the state supreme court rejected their fourth attempt at legislative maps April 14. In a letter to his fellow ORC co-chair state Sen. Vernon Sykes, House Speaker Bob Cupp said it is “unwise” and “not feasible” for the commission to meet before […]

Court challengers push contempt charges against redistricting commission

BY: - April 27, 2022

Anti-gerrymandering groups are again asking the Ohio Supreme Court to determine if the Ohio Redistricting Commission should be held in contempt, and to force the commission to meet by the end of the week to redraw legislative maps. The ACLU, on behalf of several groups including the League of Women Voters of Ohio and the […]

No Ohio redistricting meetings in sight, despite Dem demands

BY: - April 26, 2022

Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission have not publicly announced any plans to meet and discuss legislative redistricting, despite requests by Democratic members, and a mandate by the Ohio Supreme Court. Commission co-chair, state Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, and House Minority Leader Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, met with reporters Monday outside the committee room that […]

COMMENTARY

Don’t let Ohio’s hot mess stop you from exercising your freedom to vote

BY: - April 26, 2022

What a hot mess. Thanks to Ohio Republicans, enjoying a monopoly of power from the last redistricting sham they engineered after the 2010 Census, a critical election has been turned into a crapshoot. Thanks to one party, impervious to the needless chaos it created for voters, poll workers, and election administrators with lopsided district maps […]

Ohio federal court plans to intervene without legislative redistricting plan by May

BY: - April 21, 2022

A federal court says without action in the latest legislative redistricting process, they will institute a previously rejected map into the 2022 election. The three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division has previously held back from making decisions in the uncertain redistricting effort concerning state Senate and […]

May primary continues for other races as state legislative district chaos continues

BY: - April 20, 2022

Voting for the races in the May 3 primary is still going on, despite uncertainty concerning legislative maps. The primary ballot for May will include races for governor, attorney general, auditor of state, secretary of state, treasurer of state, Ohio Supreme Court and congressional races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, along with […]

Ohio Supreme Court rejects legislative maps, sets fifth redistricting deadline

BY: - April 15, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court turned away a fourth set of redistricting plans from the Ohio Redistricting Commission in a 4-3 decision on Thursday, but left the responsibility with the commission to redraw the maps yet again. In a separate announcement, the court also denied requests to hold commissioners in contempt of court for violating court […]

Cleveland judge accused of 100+ misconduct counts blames menopause, sleep apnea

BY: - April 14, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A Cleveland judge is accused of more than 100 serious incidents […]

Federal court won’t intervene in Ohio’s congressional districts

BY: - April 13, 2022

A federal three-judge panel still waiting on an Ohio legislative redistricting plan said Tuesday it won’t jump into congressional redistricting right now either. Chief Judge Algenon Marbley and judges Amul Thapar and Benjamin Beaton, representing the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of Ohio said a request by two Youngstown voters to wipe out the congressional […]

State supreme court turns down appeal to compel appearance at trial

BY: - April 13, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously rejected a prosecutor’s effort to issue warrants, and potentially jail time, to two witnesses in an attempted murder case. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor argued the two were material witnesses to the crime and should therefore be compelled to cooperate. But the Supreme Court determined the prosecutor hadn’t done enough to […]

Ohio House Speaker says no primary election legislation coming soon

BY: - April 7, 2022

Ohio’s House Speaker said Wednesday legislation is not coming to change the May primary date. Speaker Bob Cupp said the process was “in the hands of the federal court,” despite various court documents in which he argued that the election is a legislative issue and any changes should be made in the General Assembly. The […]