You’ll Never Guess What’s Being Debated In The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating the case of Moore v. Harper, which centers around the “independent state legislature theory” and has significant implications for the upcoming 2024 election. This theory argues for the authority of state legislatures in administering federal elections within their respective states, with limited interference from state courts or governors.

At the core of the case is the dismissal by North Carolina’s Supreme Court of a GOP-backed apportionment plan on grounds of alleged partisanship. Republicans swiftly challenged this decision and managed to reopen the redistricting case after regaining control of the state Supreme Court.

However, uncertainties loom regarding whether the Supreme Court will render a comprehensive resolution on the validity of the independent state legislature theory in time for the 2024 elections.

One key source of uncertainty stems from questions surrounding standing, particularly after the North Carolina state Supreme Court overturned the previous ruling that was under consideration. The federal government, the state of North Carolina, and a group of voters have called for the Supreme Court to drop the case, arguing it has become moot.

However, this raises concerns that without a definitive ruling, state legislatures may feel emboldened to engage in gerrymandering and enact election integrity laws, potentially leading to legal challenges.

Conservative experts and organizations stress the importance of upholding the independent state legislature theory. They argue that a ruling discounting this theory could give way to the Left’s anti-democracy campaign, characterized by politicized lawsuits and chaos in our elections.

It is crucial to recognize that the independent state legislature theory aligns with a strict interpretation of the Constitution’s elections clause, which empowers state legislatures to prescribe the times, places, and manner of holding elections.

Source conservative brief