In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that federal courts should not decide congressional redistricting disputes. As interpreted by Poltico, the ruling is “a boon to Republicans, who control the majority of state legislatures,” which draw the congressional district maps in most states.
The ruling means Ohio will keep its current legislative districts until 2022. Republicans have held 12 of Ohio’s 16 congressional districts since the last redistricting process after the 2010 census. 6/27/2019