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Elias Law Group Statement on Supreme Court’s Rejection of Fringe ISL Theory

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Elias Law Group Partner Abha Khanna, Counsel of Record for the Harper Plaintiffs in Moore v. Harper, released the following statement after the Supreme Court rejected the Independent State Legislature theory in a 6-3 decision.

“Today’s decision from the Supreme Court is a resounding victory for free and fair elections in the United States. The independent state legislature theory is a dangerous, fringe legal theory that has no place in our democracy. In its most extreme form, the Independent State Legislature Theory could have weakened the foundation of our democracy, removing a crucial check on state legislatures and making it easier for rogue legislators to enact policies that suppress voters and subvert elections without adequate oversight from state courts. We are incredibly relieved that the Supreme Court decisively rejected this dangerous theory.”  

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