No matter how it is ruled, the U.S. Supreme Court is debating a significant election case that will have a significant impact on the 2024 election.
The “independent state legislature theory” is a constitutional idea that is the center of the North Carolina case. Supporters contend that state legislatures have a significant amount of power to oversee the conduct of federal elections in their individual jurisdictions with little interference from state courts or governors.
The Moore v. Harper case, which particularly addresses the theory, is now being debated by the supreme court. There are worries that the court might not resolve the issue completely in time for the forthcoming 2024 elections.