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Ward v. Kasich

Case Information

Date Filed: October 17, 2011
State: Ohio
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: Court of Common Pleas of Clermont County (Case 2011-CVH-1847)

Issue:

Whether the Ohio General Assembly's failure to implement a redistricting plan to replace the current plan based on 2000 Census data violates (1) the requirement in Article I, section 2 of the federal constitution regarding apportionment, (2) the Equal Protection Clause, and (3) Ohio statutory law related to absentee ballot procedures.

Status:

Agreed entry of dismissal without prejudice as to all claims, counterclaims, and cross-claims filed 1/12/12.

Common Pleas Court Documents

In the News

Edward B. Foley

Symposium: Wechsler, history and gerrymandering

A post written by Professor Edward Foley was published on SCOTUSblog.

“When we look back on the half-century since Sullivan, we see a legacy in which the Supreme Court itself contributed to America’s growth as a people committed to political freedom. Sullivan is entrenched as precedent precisely because it is now indelibly part of our national self-understanding," Foley writes. "For Gill to be successful like Sullivan, it too will need to become woven into our sense of America as a democracy. The way for Gill to accomplish this is to declare: 'Although the original Gerry-mander was never tested in this Court, the attack on its validity has carried the day in the court of history.' If the court says this, then 50 years from now—thanks in large part to Gill itself—we may have matured into the genuinely representative democracy we are still striving to be.”
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a gerrymandering case involving Wisconsin state legislative districts. The court also granted a request by the state to temporarily block the lower court\'s decision until the appeal is resolved. The case is Gill v. Whitford.

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