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Supreme Court to Hear Significant Cases on Redistricting, Elections Next Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced its intention to hear a redistricting case out of North Carolina that will have an enormous impact on voting rights and elections across the country.

In Moore v. Harper, the Court will consider the Independent State Legislature doctrine, a radical theory that would allow state legislatures to wield unprecedented authority over redistricting and the administration of federal elections.

This is the second major voting case the Supreme Court has agreed to hear next term. In John H. Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, et al. v. Evan Milligan, et al., already scheduled to be heard in October, the Supreme Court could determine the fate of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race.

Elias Law Group is lead counsel to the voters who brought each of these cases and prevailed in the courts below.

“This fall, the Supreme Court is poised to fundamentally reshape our democracy by ruling on critical cases involving the Voting Rights Act and the GOP’s radical Independent State Legislature doctrine,” said Elias Law Group Partner Abha Khanna. “In both cases, the states are turning to the Supreme Court to upend the rulings of state and federal courts below by gutting crucial provisions of the Voting Rights Act and granting immense power to state legislatures to make rules governing congressional and presidential elections. Elias Law Group will continue to advocate for free and fair elections for all voters.”

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