Groups Sue, Claim Ohio Congressional Districts Unconstitutional

This week civil rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Cincinnati challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s congressional districts. The lawsuit contends that Ohio’s congressional map, which was drawn by Republicans after the 2010 census, locked in a 12-4 Republican seat advantage that infringes on voters’ rights to choose their representatives.

The lawsuit comes at a puzzling time as Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposal in the May primary that requires bipartisan cooperation in drawing new congressional districts. 5/24/2018