A number of recent redistricting decisions from the Supreme Court have affirmed maps drawn and decisions made by Republican-led legislatures. Now a similar question is in being argued for the court, whether state legislatures alone must draw political maps, known as the independent state legislature theory, could give even more power to state legislators.
In an article in the Washington Post, Dean Vikram Amar warns that a decision from SCOTUS to affirm the independent state legislature theory could have grave consequences. “I think it would be terrible. Our democracy has so many challenges already, it would be a grievous wound, a self-inflicted wound,” he told the Post.
Read the full article from The Washington Post.