Chris Tavenor, Staff Attorney, December 7, 2021
In late September, the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) joined forces with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC), the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), and six individual plaintiffs to challenge the gerrymandered state house redistricting plan. Together, we’re represented by the Brennan Center for Justice out of New York University and the law firm Reed Smith.
After two months of legal procedural work, we’ve reached our day in court. On December 8, 2021, our counsel will argue with attorneys for the Ohio Redistricting Commission before the seven justices of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Our attorneys are making three specific arguments:
If you would like to watch the oral arguments, they will be live streamed on the Ohio Channel starting at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 8. Two other cases are scheduled for oral argument before the Supreme Court, so keep in mind that our arguments may not occur right at 9 AM.
Thank you for your continued support of our fight for fair maps. Following oral arguments, we hope to hear news that the gerrymandered maps have been invalidated. When that happens, we’ll return to testifying for fair maps before the Ohio Redistricting Commission!