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A federal court panel on Tuesday refused to grant an order temporarily blocking certification of the 2022 US House races that took place in Ohio under a contested congressional map. Ruling on largely technical grounds, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio advised a group of black Youngstown voters claiming disenfranchisement by the card that their issue should be argued separately. . The group, known as the Simon Parties, had sought the ordinance against the map of Congress as a parallel party in a lawsuit involving The Unresolved Maps of Ohio’s State Legislative Districts. But the justices said adding Congressional maps to this dispute would “double the scope and complexity” of the case. “, wrote the judges. “Although both varieties of redistricting involve the (Ohio Redistricting) Commission, they are separate tasks, using independent standards and resulting in different district boundaries for members of the General Assembly vs. Members of Congress.” The panel urged Simon to return to the Northern District of Ohio, where he had filed – and then dropped – an earlier lawsuit, to make his case against the The voters’ group must limit their arguments in the case involving legislative maps only to the disenfranchisement they allege under those maps, the judges said. the United States House have been held in Ohio, the state’s legislative races – to determine the state’s representatives and senators – are on hold. as of April 20 if the state fails to come to a resolution. In a series of split votes, the redistricting commission adopted four different sets of legislative maps. The first three were struck down by the Ohio Supreme Court as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders unduly favoring Republicans, and a fourth set — barely different from the third — is now before the court. As the public awaits their decision on the fourth set of maps, the judges also weigh arguments on the extraordinary question of whether the commissioners should be held in defiance of his orders to adopt maps that accurately reflect the partisan breakdown 54 % Republican-46% State Democrat.

A federal court panel on Tuesday refused to grant an order temporarily blocking certification of the 2022 US House races that took place in Ohio under a disputed congressional map.

Ruling on largely technical grounds, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio advised a group of black Youngstown voters claiming to be disenfranchised by the card that their issue should be argued separately.

The group, known as the Simon Parties, had sought the order against the Congress map as a parallel party in a lawsuit involving the unresolved maps of Ohio’s state legislative districts.

But the justices said adding Congressional maps to this dispute would “double the scope and complexity” of the case.

“The court did not consider sweeping away congressional redistricting, which is an entirely separate process, in this lawsuit,” the justices wrote. “Although both varieties of redistricting involve the (Ohio redistricting) Commission, they are separate tasks, using independent standards and resulting in different district boundaries for members of the General Assembly versus members of the Congress.”

The panel urged the parties to return Simon to the Northern District of Ohio, where he had filed — and then dropped — an earlier lawsuit, to make his case against the US House card. The group of voters must limit its arguments in the case involving legislative maps only to the disenfranchisement it alleges under those maps, the justices said.

While U.S. House races have been held in Ohio, state legislative races — to determine state representatives and senators — are on hold. The federal court said it would intervene after April 20 if the state failed to reach a resolution.

In a series of split votes, the redistricting commission adopted four different sets of legislative maps. The first three were struck down by the Ohio Supreme Court as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders unduly favoring Republicans, and a fourth set — barely different from the third — is now before the court.

As the public awaits their decision on the fourth set of maps, the judges are also weighing arguments on the extraordinary question of whether the commissioners should be held in defiance of his orders to adopt maps that accurately reflect the partisan breakdown 54% Republican-46% State Democrat. .

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