Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymander of Map

Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymander of Map

This post was originally published on this siteThe congressional map would have given Republicans 12-to-3 advantage in elections for the House of Representatives.

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Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

This post was originally published on this siteState legislators who oppose abortion rights are preparing legislation to mirror a Texas law passed last year that would allow residents to sue doctors who perform abortions, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers striking down or undermining the half-…

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‘Victory’: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down GOP partisan gerrymandering

‘Victory’: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down GOP partisan gerrymandering

This post was originally published on this site Democracy defenders on Wednesday cheered a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that invalidated Republican-drawn state legislative district maps, which a majority of the justices found were unconstitutionally gerrymandered against the will of the state’s voters. “The General Assembly maps entrenched a...

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Rep. Jim Jordan indicates he won’t meet with January 6 committee

Rep. Jim Jordan indicates he won’t meet with January 6 committee

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio indicated he doesn’t plan to cooperate with a request to meet to meet with the House select committee investigating January 6, according to a defiant letter he sent to committee Chair Bennie Thompson on Sunday.

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Ohio GOP governor signs abortion bill into law

Ohio GOP governor signs abortion bill into law

This post was originally published on this siteOhio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday signed a bill into law requiring doctors to try to preserve life in the rare case that a baby is born alive following an attempted abortion — or face criminal penalties.

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Constitutional amendment proposal would repeal federal income tax and the 16th Amendment which…

Constitutional amendment proposal would repeal federal income tax and the 16th Amendment which…

This post was originally published on this siteConstitutional amendment proposal would repeal federal income tax and the 16th Amendment which authorizes it Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH8) Unlike the John Mellencamp lyrics from Jack and Diane, “Don’t actually hold onto 16 as long as you can.” Context The first federal income tax was...

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Ohio Republicans hire lawyers who defended ‘largest racial gerrymanders ever encountered’

Ohio Republicans hire lawyers who defended ‘largest racial gerrymanders ever encountered’

This post was originally published on this site Defending themselves against accusations of gerrymandering, the Ohio House speaker and Senate president hired a team of lawyers with a history defending North Carolina against what a federal court called one of the “largest racial gerrymanders ever encountered.” A spate of special...

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Senate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats

Senate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteOhio’s open Senate race presents a key test for Democrats, who boast that the stage is well-set for likely nominee Rep. Tim Ryan and say his performance could gauge the party’s appeal among blue-collar voters. Democrats are bullish that Ohio is…

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This Ohio Democrat Says He’s a Champion of the Working Class. Now, He’s Backing a Tax Break for Coastal Millionaires.

This Ohio Democrat Says He’s a Champion of the Working Class. Now, He’s Backing a Tax Break for Coastal Millionaires.

This post was originally published on this site Ohio congressman Tim Ryan (D.), who has fashioned himself as a champion of the working class, is throwing his weight behind a proposal that undercuts that image: a massive tax break for coastal millionaires that he once called “bullshit.” In a Nov....

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There’s a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state’s election system

There’s a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state’s election system

This post was originally published on this site Some GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin want to strip the state’s bipartisan elections agency of its power and give it to the Republican-controlled Legislature. The idea is backed by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson. (Image credit: Scott Bauer/AP)

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