The independent state legislature theory – the idea that states have wide authority over election laws, including to gerrymander and pass restrictive voting laws with no federal oversight – is soon to come under scrutiny at the Supreme Court when it hears arguments in Moore v. Harper. This theory has occupied a large portion of Dean Vikram Amar's research and scholarship, and in July he joined the We The People Podcast to discuss the pending case and its possible ramifications.
The podcast, which is produced by the National Constitution Center, is hosted by Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at The George Washington University Law School. Rosen moderated the discussion between Amar and Jason Torchinsky, partner at Holtzman Vogel, and author of an amicus brief in Moore v. Harper on the side of North Carolina, on behalf of the National Republican Redistricting Trust.
Listen to the podcast here.