Moore v Harper SCOTUS Arguments
Why are so many headlines talking about Moore v. Harper?
Here are some video to help you understand.
From the Brennan Center: Testimony Before US House
Eliza Sweren-Becker’s full testimony on the anti-democratic consequences of the independent state legislature “theory” to the United States House Committee on Administration. Learn more: https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/….
From the Brennan Center: Your Vote at Risk
The independent state legislature theory is a dubious reading of the Constitution that could undermine your vote and make it easier for legislators to wipe away our system of checks and balances, cutting governors, state judges, and even state constitutions out of the process of administering federal elections. The debunked “theory” is on the Supreme Court’s docket in the case Moore v. Harper, with oral arguments beginning on December 7, 2022. Learn more: https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/….
From the LWV of Maine & the Brennan Center
Eliza Sweren-Becker of the Brennan Center and Derek T. Muller of the University of Iowa will discuss this important case and what it could mean for our elections and democracy.
How did we get here? In February 2022, the North Carolina supreme court issued a historic ruling that partisan gerrymandering violates the North Carolina constitution and ordered new maps to be drawn. North Carolina lawmakers have appealed the ruling to the US Supreme Court. Want to learn more? You can read this blog post written by the national League of Women Voters: https://www.lwv.org/blog/state-legisl…
Scott R. Anderson spoke to Derek Muller, a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and a leading election law expert. They discussed what the independent state legislature doctrine may look like in practice, how it intersects with congressional and presidential elections, and what Moore v. Harper does and doesn’t mean for the security of U.S. elections moving forward
Derek Muller on Moore v. Harper
At the end of its past term, the Supreme Court took up the case of Moore v. Harper, a challenge to North Carolina State Supreme Court rulings on elections that promises to confront the controversial independent state legislature doctrine, which argues that the Constitution empowers state legislatures over other state institutions when it comes to deciding certain election matters. Court watchers have posited that the decision could be a major one, as upholding the independent state legislature doctrine could not only hinder the state judicial enforcement of various election-related rights, but potentially strengthen arguments that state legislatures can decide how to allocate their state’s electors in presidential elections