Ohio A. Philip Randolph Inst. v. Kasich
The Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and a group of Ohio residents filed suit contenting Ohio’s 2011 congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander that violates the First and Fourteenth Amendment and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs argue the map was intentionally designed to give Republicans an 12-4 advantage and entrench their power over the course of the decade. This skewed partisan advantage, the suit argues, prevents large segments of Ohio’s voters from having their votes meaningfully reflected in their congressional delegation.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to enjoin the state from using the current congressional plan in any future elections and to require the state to adopt a new plan. The plaintiffs are also asking the court to enjoin the legislature from creating new maps with the intent or effect of penalizing voters based upon their political beliefs or affiliations.
The court held a scheduling conference on June 12.
- Complaint (May 23, 2018)
- Plaintiffs' Motion to Expedite (June 11, 2018)
- Defendants' Position Statement (June 11, 2018)