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Ohio's current congressional map to stand and its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of federal court ruling to redraw it to be dismissed after the Supreme Court rules it lacks jurisdiction over the issue on appeals from Maryland and North Carolina, the high court saying the states must fight it out....The ruling says federal courts should not meddle in the crafting of a state's partisan-based congressional map, even if it is unconstitutional....Writing the dissent for the four liberals on the court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, an Obama appointee, called the decision by the high court's majority on Maryland and North Carolina's gerrymandering cases "tragically wrong." Kagan said the majority gives gerrymandering a pass on judicial review....Ohio's congressional map yields 12 Republicans in congress and four Democrats, three of the four Democrats female and two of the four Democrats Black....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywlemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief. Coleman is an experienced Black legal and political reporter who covered the 2008 presidential election for the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio and the presidential elections in 2012 and 2016 at   Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com .   Clevelandurbannews .com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ,  WASHINGTON, D.C.- In a divided 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in gerrymandering cases on appeal from Maryland and North Carolina that it lacks jurisdiction to intervene relative to partisan congressional maps drawn by state legislatures, even if they are unconstitutionally gerrymandered, such decision of which likely means that an appeal from a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S.District Court for the Southern District of Ohio t hat deemed Ohio's current congressional map unconstitutional and ordered the state legislature to redraw it by June 14 will be dismissed. Tha