Kaptur Statement After Supreme Court Places Stay on Ohio and Michigan Gerrymandering Cases
Cleveland, OH — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court placed a stay on a lower court’s ruling that Ohio’s state and federal legislative maps represent unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders and must be redrawn by June 14, 2019:
“I am quite disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to delay further Ohio’s court ordered redraw,” said Rep. Kaptur. “The Supreme Court has a responsibility to uphold the sanctity of every citizen’s vote to ensure constitutionally mandated fair representation for all Americans. I am hopeful the Court’s stay will be brief and in deference to a comprehensive decision in the North Carolina and Maryland cases it is now deciding where the Court has an opportunity to set a standard against radical partisan gerrymandering for the whole country.
“After today’s action, Ohioans are left to hope the U.S. Supreme Court has a better plan than the one imposed on them by a cynical, power hungry Republican majority in Ohio’s State Capital.”