We took the time to look back on what happened in the U.S. Supreme Court this year in the sphere of voting. 2022 was definitely a quiet — but still significant — year that sets the Court up for major decisions in 2023.
Since a short U.S. Supreme Court order in 2006, the Purcell principle has spiraled out of control. In 2022, a shallow invocation of “confusion” has been used to uphold gerrymandered maps and unconstitutional voting restrictions.
It’s impossible to know what would have happened under a different set of maps, it’s entirely plausible that Republicans won the House thanks to gerrymandered maps — and a few helpful assists from the courts.
This year, we saw a number of lawsuits filed against counties or cities. Here’s a roundup of some of the big themes that emerged from county-level action across the country this election cycle.
On Dec. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Harper, a case that opens review of the fringe independent state legislature theory. Here are some takeaways from the oral argument.
We made it through the 2022 midterm elections and now 2023 is right around the corner, with December set to be a busy month.
On Dec. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Moore v. Harper. How the Court rules could shape state legislatures’ power in regulating federal elections — and the checks and balances on this power — for years to come.
After the 2022 midterm elections, we’re highlighting five major wins this election cycle. Hear directly from the voters and organizations on the frontlines of democracy on what these wins meant to them and their constituencies.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral argument in case that considers the fringe independent state legislature (ISL) theory. The theory is already popping up in court cases across the country.
The avalanche of litigation brought by Republicans in 2020 gave a fringe theory new life. Now, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to endorse this undemocratic theory — with potentially dire consequence for our democracy.