Future of U.S. election law at stake as Supreme Court hears North Carolina case

GOP bases case on ‘independent state legislature theory,’ which holds that the U.S. Constitution’s Elections Clause makes legislatures sole authority over federal elections

By: and - December 7, 2022 4:00 pm
Protestors wait outside of the U.S. Supreme Court

Protestors wait outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as oral arguments were heard Dec. 7, 2022, in a pivotal North Carolina case dealing with election law. (Kira Lerner/States Newsroom)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira was the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covered voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy.

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Lynn Bonner
Lynn Bonner

Lynn Bonner, investigative reporter, joined North Carolina Policy Watch in October 2020 after 26 years as a reporter at The News & Observer. She covered the state legislature and politics for 20 years, and wrote extensively about mental health, state Medicaid policies and spending, and public education. Before coming to North Carolina, she wrote for newspapers in New England.

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