Courthouse News reports:
Unfazed by rulings from the Ohio Supreme Court, a group of Republican voters on Friday sued in federal court seeking to force the adoption of state House and Senate maps that have already been rejected as unconstitutional gerrymandering. The lawsuit comes on the heels of an unproductive meeting of the Ohio Redistricting Commission on Thursday, during which maps drawn by Democrats were rejected and Republicans failed to propose any new configurations.
Republicans have refused to propose any new legislative maps after a second rejection by the state’s high court last week, and say the commission is at an impasse and cannot fulfill its duties. Attorney Donald Brey of Isaac Wiles & Burkholder filed the complaint on behalf of the voters, including Ohio Right to Life President Michael Gonidakis and former Republican state lawmaker Margy Conditt.
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Republicans hold a majority on the Redistricting Commission. Defying the Ohio Supreme Court is not an impasse. It’s contempt. https://t.co/JZcKANgdUA
— Allison Russo (@Russo4Ohio) February 18, 2022
If you want to see a master class in contempt of court, turn on the Ohio redistricting commission meeting and listen to the republicans. Otherwise, go on about your day.
— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) February 17, 2022