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Supreme Court weighs state lawmaker power over elections in key case

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2022
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The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether state legislators should have the power to set voting rules in presidential and congressional elections without oversight from state courts — an argument which could have major implications for the 2024 election and beyond.

The case brought by North Carolina Republicans seeks to check the power of state courts to block gerrymandered congressional districts drawn up by state lawmakers.

The result would give legislatures wide latitude to control the “times, places and manner” of federal elections — potentially allowing maps to be drawn for...

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