On March 18, 2022, in the case of Gonidakis v. Ohio Redistricting Commission, Case No. 2:22-cv-0773, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio lifted a March 14, 2022 stay and requested that the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals appoint a three-judge panel to determine how the case should proceed in light of the fact that the Ohio Supreme Court both invalidated the third congressional redistricting plan adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission in the case of League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., 2022-Ohio-789 (“League III”) and called into question the willingness and ability of the General Assembly to timely perform its redistricting duty. Immediately thereafter, the Sixth Circuit appointed a three-judge panel to preside over the case.
To read the Southern District of Ohio’s opinion and order lifting the stay and requesting appointment of a panel, click here.
To read the Sixth Circuit’s order appointing a panel, click here.
To read our blog of the League III decision entitled, “Second Revised Redistricting Plan Still Violates the Ohio Constitution,” please click here.
To read our blog of the League II decision entitled, “Revised Redistricting Plan Still Violates the Ohio Constitution,” please click here.
To read our blog of the League I decision entitled, “Redistricting Plan Violates the Ohio Constitution,” please click here.
Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.
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