OP ED: The Supreme Court Didn't Act on Gerrymandering, so it's up to State Legislators to Stop Doing It

Today, NBC News published an op-ed I co-authored with Ohio Senator Frank LaRose about how gerrymandering is destroying the democratic process in our nation.

On Monday, the Supreme Court kicked back to Wisconsin and Maryland state courts two gerrymandering cases that attempted to establish that legislatures that use gerrymandering to ensure partisan outcomes were acting with unconstitutional bias. In doing so, they have essentially ensured that any constitutional remedies to overly partisan gerrymandering will be years away, if they ever come.

We believe, then, that’s it’s up to us — state legislators — to act on behalf of the constituents that elected us and end partisan gerrymandering on our own.

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