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Even if the Court Endorses the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, it Would Not Mean State Legislatures Could Appoint Presidential Electors After the Election Has Taken Place

The Supreme Court is likely to grant a cert. petition, possibly the pending one from North Carolina, on what’s known as the “independent state legislature” issue.  The Constitution’s Elections Clause gives state “legislatures” power to regulate national elections; the issue… Continue reading