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Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm’n

Last Updated Nov 3, 2023
Case No. 2021-1198 (Ohio Sup. Ct.)
Cycle 2020

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** This challenge was heard alongside, but not generally consolidated with, League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm’n and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm’n **

A state court challenge to the state legislative maps as a partisan gerrymander unlawful under the state constitution.

On Jan. 12, 2022, the state Supreme Court struck the original maps passed by the Ohio Redistricting Commission along partisan lines.  The Commission adopted a new plan on Jan. 22, 2022, which was again struck by the state Supreme Court as a partisan gerrymander on Feb. 7, 2022.  The Commission adopted a third plan on Feb. 24, 2022, which was again struck by the state Supreme Court as a partisan gerrymander on Mar. 16, 2022.  The Commission adopted a fourth plan on Mar. 28, 2022, which was again struck by the state Supreme Court as a partisan gerrymander on Apr. 14, 2022.  On May 5, 2022, the Commission “readopted” its third map — the Feb. 24 plan — in light of the federal court ruling in Gonidakis v. Ohio Redistricting Comm’n.  On May 25, 2022, the state Supreme Court again rejected these plans.

Pursuant to the Gonidakis court order, the 2022 elections were held using the Feb. 24 plans.  The Commission must  redraw the state legislative plans for future elections.

 

History

Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint (incl. exhs.) Sep 24, 2021
Document icon Stipulated evidence Oct 20, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (discovery vols. 1-3) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (discovery vols. 4-5) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (discovery vols. 6-8) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (discovery vols. 9-11) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (discovery vols. 12-13) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vols. 1-2a) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vol. 2b) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vol. 3) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vol. 4) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vol. 5) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (public records vol. 6) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' evidence (other) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Bennett plaintiffs' evidence (incl. exhs.) Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Leg. evidence Oct 22, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' brief (incl. exhs.) Oct 29, 2021
Document icon Gov. et al. brief Oct 29, 2021
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n brief Nov 5, 2021
Document icon Rep. comm'rs brief Nov 5, 2021
Document icon Dem. comm'rs brief Nov 5, 2021
Document icon Amicus brief of Cincinnati Oct 29, 2021
Document icon Amicus brief of David Niven Oct 29, 2021
Document icon Amicus brief of Renew Ohio Nov 5, 2021
Document icon Reply Nov 10, 2021
Document icon Briefing order re comm'n majoirty vote Dec 13, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' supp. brief Dec 17, 2021
Document icon Gov. et al. supp. brief Dec 17, 2021
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n supp. brief Dec 17, 2021
Document icon Rep. comm'rs supp. brief Dec 17, 2021
Document icon Dem. comm'rs supp. brief Dec 16, 2021
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion striking original maps Jan 12, 2022
Document icon Objection to new maps (incl. exhs.) Jan 25, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n response Jan 28, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Jan 28, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion striking 2d maps Feb 7, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n notice of impasse Feb 18, 2022
Document icon Order to show cause Feb 18, 2022
Document icon Gov. response Feb 23, 2022
Document icon SOS et al. response Feb 23, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n response Feb 23, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response Feb 23, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Feb 23, 2022
Document icon Order denying contempt as moot Jun 29, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n notice of 3d plan Feb 25, 2022
Document icon Objection to new maps (incl. exhs.) Feb 28, 2022
Document icon Gov. response Mar 3, 2022
Document icon SOS et al. response Mar 3, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n response Mar 3, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response Mar 3, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Mar 3, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion striking 3d maps Mar 16, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs motion to move primary Mar 21, 2022
Document icon Plaintiffs' response Mar 23, 2022
Document icon SOS response Mar 23, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response Mar 23, 2022
Document icon Order denying motion Mar 24, 2022
Document icon Motion re contempt Mar 29, 2022
Document icon Gov. response (incl. exhs.) Apr 4, 2022
Document icon SOS response Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Auditor response Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response (incl. exhs.) Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Order denying contempt Apr 14, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n notice of 4th plan Mar 29, 2022
Document icon Objection to new maps (incl. exhs.) Apr 1, 2022
Document icon Gov. response (incl. exhs.) Apr 4, 2022
Document icon SOS response Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response (incl. exhs.) Apr 4, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Apr 4, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion striking 4th maps Apr 14, 2022
Document icon Motion re contempt Apr 25, 2022
Document icon Gov. response May 5, 2022
Document icon SOS response May 5, 2022
Document icon Auditor response May 5, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response May 5, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response May 5, 2022
Document icon Order denying contempt May 25, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n notice of resubmitted plan May 6, 2022
Document icon Objection to resubmitted plan May 6, 2022
Document icon Gov. response May 9, 2022
Document icon SOS response May 9, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n response May 9, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response May 9, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response May 9, 2022
Document icon Amicus brief of Ctr. for Competitive Democracy et al. May 6, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Order striking resubmitted maps May 25, 2022
Document icon Motion for contempt May 10, 2022
Document icon Gov. response May 12, 2022
Document icon SOS response May 12, 2022
Document icon Auditor response May 12, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response May 12, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response May 12, 2022
Document icon Order denying contempt May 25, 2022
Document icon Motion to enforce Jun 7, 2022
Document icon Gov. response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon SOS response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon Auditor response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon Ohio Redistricting Comm'n response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon Rep. comm'rs response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon Dem. comm'rs response Jun 17, 2022
Document icon Order denying motion Aug 17, 2022
Document icon Bennett's Objection to Sept 2023 Plan Oct 5, 2020
Document icon Memo in Opp to Objection Oct 16, 2023
Document icon Mot. to Dismiss Oct 30, 2023
Document icon Response to MTD Nov 3, 2023

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