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#1 in U.S. News • 24 articles
Why did Ohio's Supreme Court reject newly-drawn congressional maps?
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    Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map.
    Associated Press (Center) • Factual Grade 79% • 3 min read

    In the 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court returned the map to the Ohio General Assembly, where Republicans hold supermajorities in both chambers, and then to the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The two bodies have a combined 60 days to draw new lines that comply with a 2018 constitutional amendment against gerrymandering.
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    [In dissent, three of the court’s Republicans] explained that the U.S. has never adopted a system that requires congressional seats to be proportionally distributed to match the popular vote, nor does Ohio’s Constitution require it.
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    Friday’s decision affects separate lawsuits brought by the National Democratic Redistricting Commission’s legal arm, as well as the Ohio offices of the League of Women Voters and the A. Philip Randolph Institute. The groups calculated that either 12 or 13 of the map’s 15 districts favor Republicans, despite the GOP garnering only about 54% of votes in statewide races over the past decade.
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    Ohio Supreme Court invalidates GOP-approved congressional map 'infused with undue partisan bias.'
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    Gerrymandering is not an existential threat to Democrats. (2021)
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Why are doctors calling on Spotify to stop misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast?


    In an open letter, more than 270 medical professionals urge Spotify to stop “enabling its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research and sow doubt in the credibility of data-driven guidance...

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How is North Korea responding to new U.S. sanctions?


    North Korea fired two missiles Friday that crashed about 267 miles off its east coast, according to reports. The missile launch, which was...

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Why were journalists in El Salvador targeted with a spyware program?


    NSO's Pegasus malware was found on 37 devices belonging to 35 journalists and activists [in El Salvador] as recently a...

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Why is England reducing its Covid-19 self-isolation rules?


    From Monday, people will be able to leave isolation after negative lateral flow tests on days five and six. U.K. Health Security Agency data showed that two-thirds of positive cases were no longer i...

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