In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss gerrymandering and the court order to reconfigure Ohio's congressional districts. Mark Joseph Stern, who covers the courts and law for Slate, joins the show.
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On this week's episode:
Map Maker, Map Maker, Make Me A Map
The Ohio General Assembly has been ordered to draw up a new map of Congressional districts by June 14, now that a panel of federal judges ruled the current map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed an emergency stay request to delay the drawing of a new map, but that request was denied. But he plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently considering challenges to two other congressional maps.
Snollygoster Of The Week
The plan to change Ohio’s energy policy would revoke the state's green energy standards and bail out unprofitable nuclear power plants. A major utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly lobbying for the plan, contibuting millions to politicians through its PAC.
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