Independent State Legislature Theory and the States
Join us virtually for a conversation with Professors Rick Pildes and Carolyn Shapiro and attorney Jason Torchinsky on September 29th at 4 p.m. Eastern.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider the independent state legislature theory in the case Moore v. Harper, a case decided as Harper v. Hall in the North Carolina Supreme Court. ISLT would cause significant disruption to Congressional elections and the Presidential election by potentially nullifying state constitutional provisions regarding federal elections. State constitutional bans on gerrymandering in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and other states could die, as could independent redistricting commissions in Arizona, California, Michigan and other states. Watch our conversation with Carolyn Shapiro, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Administration at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Jason Torchinsky, partner at Holtzman Vogel and election law specialist, here.