Supreme Court to decide if legislatures can bypass courts despite 'unconstitutional' election rules

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For thew next term starting in October.
The United States Supreme Court has said it will review whether state legislatures have the authority to ignore courts on election rules even if they are found to be unconstitutional.
"In an election case out of North Carolina, SCOTUS agrees to review the "independent state legislature" theory next term. Under that theory, state legislatures have broad power to set rules for federal elections, even if state courts say those rules are unconstitutional," SCOTUS Blog explained in a tweet.
https://www.rawstory.com/supreme-court- ... re-theory/
The case of Moore v. Harper is brought by Republicans in the North Carolina state legislature who claim that state courts have no say on whether the voting laws they write or the district maps they adopt are unconstitutional under their state’s constitution.

If the court accepts these arguments, it would wipe out the last remaining protection available against extreme partisan gerrymandering and greatly increase the ability of state’s adopt highly restrictive voting laws.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/supreme- ... 9334e53b49

Just before the Midterm elections.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

Re: Supreme Court to decide if legislatures can bypass courts despite 'unconstitutional' election rules

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jc57 wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:38 pm So, the argument is that state legislatures are not bound by their state's constitution? Then what is the purpose of having a state constitution in the first place?
It pacifies the Dems and liberals that really believes what is written on the paper.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

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