Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Parties Face Off In Court Over Ohio Legislative Maps
Justices in Ohio are weighing arguments that will determine the fate of Ohio’s newly drawn legislative map.
Lawyers sparring before the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday disagreed over the constitutionality of the new lines and the process by which they were drawn.
The attorney for Democrats, who filed suit on behalf of a group of Ohio voters, said it’s clear the maps favoring Republicans violated provisions against gerrymandering.
The litigation says the maps of 99 House and 33 Senate districts split cities, counties and other community units more than 250 times, seeking political advantage for GOP candidates.
An attorney for Republicans said the map is legal and Democrats aren’t able to prove their allegations.
The court has said its decision will be timed not to impact the 2012 presidential race.