Lynn Bonner

Lynn Bonner

Lynn Bonner is a reporter with NC Newsline.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court rejects independent state legislature theory in North Carolina case

By: - June 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected North Carolina Republican legislators’ argument that the state courts cannot review laws legislatures pass governing federal elections. Republican legislators claimed the Elections Clause in the U.S. Constitution makes legislatures the sole state authorities on federal elections law,  including congressional redistricting. Critics said the high court’s endorsement of the independent state […]