WASHINGTON, DC – The US Supreme Court on Friday upheld Ohio's motion to postpone the court redrafting of Ohio's convention cards until the Maryland and North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on pending cases in which The constitutionality should be clarified by congress cards, which favor a party disproportionately.
"The request for suspension submitted to and referred to Justice by the judiciary of Sotomayor is approved and the United States District Court ruling for the Southern District of Ohio is enacted In Case No. 1: 18 -CV-00357, filed on 3 May 201
In early May, a trio of federal judges ruled that Ohio's congressional plans were unconstitutional in favor of the Republicans, and ordered that they be re-created by June 14. 4 seat edge in the US House of Representatives, although Ohio is considered a "swing" state in presidential elections.
The Republicans seized the maximum number of voters of their opponents in the smallest possible districts and put the rest in places where they were not concentrated enough to influence the general election result. Organizations that questioned Ohio's cards claim they violated the Constitution by essentially allowing voters to select candidates for a general election.
In March, the country's Supreme Court heard arguments from other states in similar cases. Republicans in North Carolina drew a card that gave their party a 10-to-3 advantage in a state where nearly half of Congressional votes go to Democrats, while Democrats in Maryland drew a card that favored their own nominees. Decisions in these cases are expected at the end of June.
The defenders of the existing map of Ohio called on the US Supreme Court to postpone the ruling ordered by the court until the other cases are resolved. The upcoming decisions "risk sowing chaos and public interest in an orderly electoral process
"Drawing new districts before the Court's actions are known (in other cases) will effectively freeze campaigns, disrupt fundraising and confuse voters," Ohio Attorney General David Yost argued in legal terms pleadings. "Some candidates who would otherwise stand for Congress could unsubscribe because of the confusion."