The 800-pound gorilla

Season 5, Ep. 5

UCLA election law professor Richard Hasen joins Amy to explain Moore v. Harper, the case in which North Carolina legislators ask the justices to consider a theory that would give state legislatures near complete power to regulate federal elections without interference from state courts. Hasen breaks down the theory, known as the independent state legislature theory, and points to important briefs and potential outcomes to keep an eye out for. Moore v. Harper will be argued Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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