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High court to consider if GOP leaders can join voter ID suit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider whether North Carolina Republican legislative leaders can intervene in a federal court battle over a 2018 state voter ID mandate. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger want to...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Gov. Lee to chair Tennessee 'right to work' amendment push

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will serve as the chairman of a campaign to put Tennessee’s law prohibiting a company and a union from requiring workers to pay union dues or fees into the state Constitution. The Republican announced Monday that he will take the...

How Ohio's new US congressional map sprinted into law

Nov. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congressional redistricting is the arcane but consequential process of redrawing U.S. House districts every 10 years, which often goes unnoticed by citizens. This week, a final congressional map for Ohio sprinted through the Legislature and was...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Panel must obey clearly written redistricting law There’s no wiggle room in the language of the constitutional amendment that established the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission. The law states...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

Ohio governor signs new congressional district map into law

Nov. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a map of new congressional districts on Saturday that will be in effect for the next four years, despite objections from Democrats and voting rights groups. DeWine said in a statement that, compared...

Ohio Supreme Court decides gun access case under Marsy's Law

Nov. 18, 2021 17:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband's right to possess a gun, under a crime victims’ rights law amended into the state Constitution in 2017. The state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday agreed with a lower court's...

GOP-led Ohio Legislature OKs fast-tracked congressional map

Nov. 18, 2021 16:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new map of congressional districts cleared the state Legislature along party lines Thursday, after a breakneck sprint through both chambers that was defended by majority Republicans and decried by Democrats and voting-rights advocates. ...

Washington state panel fails to draw new political maps

Nov. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's bipartisan redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline for redrawing political maps, meaning the task will now be taken up by the state Supreme Court. This is the first time the panel has failed to finish its work since...