SCOTUS Extends Jurisprudence to Include State Judicial Review

(Alexandria, VA) – June 27, 2022: Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in Timothy Moore, et al v. Rebecca Harper and Timothy Moore, et al v. North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, Inc., et al affirming the judgment of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Previously, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the state trial court’s invalidation of the North Carolina General Assembly’s congressional map and mandated the use of a judicially created map.

The Supreme Court ruled that the Elections Clause of the U.S. Constitution “does not insulate state legislatures from the ordinary exercise of state judicial review.”

“Today’s decision reduces the power of the people to set their own election rules,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “The State legislatures are closest to the people, and they should determine how congressional lines are drawn not state court judges. Our Elections are best run with power kept closest to the people.”

The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed an amicus curia brief in this case arguing that the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution gives state legislatures and the U.S. Congress the power to draw congressional maps.

You can read the full amicus curiae here. You can read the Court’s full opinion here.

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