For Immediate Release: December 8, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “The Supreme Court’s 2022-2023 term is packed full of consequential cases,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin, “but none may hold such significance as Moore v. Harper, which has arguments this week before the Court. Plainly stated, this case about redistricting maps in North Carolina is setting up a core Constitutional question: does the text of the Constitution mean what it says about ‘state legislatures'”?
“The authority of legislatures versus the courts will be on the line,” Martin continued, “as Moore is essentially asking the justices to decide whether a state court can ignore the general assembly and impose its own map for new congressional districts. This will be a huge test for what appears to be a textualist majority on the High Court. Will they uphold the text of the Constitution of common practices?
“This case will also have grave consequences over the showdown brewing already for the 2024 presidential election. This responsibility of congressional districting is closely tied with the selection of presidential electors. Moore v. Harper will certainly impact not only the decision-making in future congressional makeups, but the White House as well.”
Martin concluded, “We hope and pray that textual Constitutionalism and a reliance upon our democratic leanings in America prevail! Phyllis Schlafly spent many years of her career fighting, as we do still, to stop the transfer of lawmaking power in this nation from elected bodies to unelected bureaucrats and life-tenured judges.”