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Supreme Court Rejects Radical Independent State Legislature Theory

Posted on AllSides June 27th, 2023
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the radical argument brought forward in the controversial case of Moore v. Harper that state legislatures have the sole power to draw congressional district maps and set election law.

The independent state legislature theory that Republicans in the North Carolina legislature wanted the court to adopt claims that the U.S. Constitution vests power to set the “time, place, and manner” of federal elections to state legislatures alone. This would give state courts no ability to rule on gerrymandered maps or other election laws that may run...

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