Skip to comments.The Supreme Court case voting rights experts say could bring 'chaos' to elections
Posted on 07/04/2022 5:07:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A Supreme Court case that will decide the power state legislatures wield over congressional and presidential elections could have far-reaching implications for American democracy, some voting rights experts said.
The Supreme Court said Thursday it would take up a North Carolina case that centers on whether the state's Republican-led Legislature is the only entity that can set the rules for federal elections.
That argument is often referred to as the independent state legislature doctrine, a legal theory that says only state legislators have the authority to set rules for federal elections. Some conservatives have advanced that position in recent years, pointing to a provision in the U.S. Constitution that says the manner of federal elections “shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.”
State courts currently have the power to step in if they determine that state legislatures' election rules violate the state constitution or other laws, making them a powerful check and balance on partisan legislatures. Allies of former President Donald Trump made such claims in disputes over the 2020 election, and while state and federal courts largely shot them down, at least four Supreme Court justices have signaled an interest.
“We think this is a dangerous notion and it would bring chaos to our election laws were it to be upheld," Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, told reporters shortly after the court said it would take up the case. "It would be an extraordinary power grab by political actors were it to be upheld, and it would make it much, much harder or impossible for state courts to uphold voting rights, to combat gerrymandering, and otherwise to uphold the rights of citizens in our elections."
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“Voting rights experts” golly. Now what?
Tell me again how Biden got 81 million LEGITIMATE, HONEST and LEGAL votes.
Something wicked this way comes.
lol It's good work if you can get it.
“Voting rights experts” that just happen to be Democrat/communists hmmmm.
Because that is codified in the Constitution. Could that be the "legal theory"?
It’s not a “novel legal theory”. It’s right there in plain English in the Constitution which just happens to the the “supreme law of the land”.
EXPERTS..... Who dem people?
“A Supreme Court case that will decide the power state legislatures wield over congressional and presidential elections could have far-reaching implications for American democracy, some voting rights experts said.”
Experts in the “newsroom” at NBC? HA.
If NBC is worried it must be a threat to the liberal left......and GOOD for the country.
Except for the Supreme Court, all lower courts are creations of their respective legislatures. How bold does such a jurist need to be to arrogate to themselves authority OVER the legislature that created the seat?
Article I, Section 4
mssr. brennan is not a duly elected official.
therefore, whatever he says, is oonly accountable to those that pay him.
i accept what the Constitution calls out, perio.
The DEEP STATE is creating yet another crisis.
Chaos is needed in some states to create the necessary change
The American Republic no longer really exists as evolutionary change has corrupted it in favor of the City States
“a North Carolina case that centers on whether the state’s Republican-led Legislature is the only entity that can set the rules for federal elections. “
Yet when demoKKKrat led legislatures in Pennsylvania, Michigan, etc set forth rules in 2020 such as ballots being received after election day counting, that was not a problem
It's the lexicon. They don't understand words like "federal". They keep confusing it with the word "central".
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