A SUPREME COURT CASE THAT COULD RESHAPE THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN FAVOR OF REPUBLICANS
By: Emmanuel J. Roy
TRUENEWSBLOG – The Supreme Court is back in session, and many people have their eyes on one specific crucial case that could potentially change the political landscape forever depends on how the majority of the supreme court votes. This case could potentially do away with minority votes.
In Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court is set to decide whether state legislatures have complete control over redrawing congressional maps and whether courts will continue to have the ability to strike down anti-democratic election laws.
The implications of this case are huge, Ingrid. This case has serious implications for U.S. democracy and specifically minority votes. The more conservative justices in the Supreme court could vote in favor of a baseless legal doctrine and give state legislatures total control without court review.
If five justices vote that way, then it will become impossible for state courts to veto unfair partisan maps, and this would threaten the 2024 presidential election.
Some legal scholars have warned that the “independent state legislature doctrine” could help gerrymandered, Republican-controlled state legislatures award their presidential electors to their preferred candidate – not the one chosen by their state’s voters.
Former president Donald Trump and his allies tried this scheme in 2020, and they’re coming back to try it again in 2024 if the Supreme court allow them.
This has been part of a decades-long conservative plan for the nation’s highest court to legislate from the bench and possibly nullify the votes of millions of Americans.