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the supreme court rejected the theory of an electoral reform which intended that state legislatures and courts could decide in federal electoral processes, making it clear that it is a process of the Federal Courts.
The strategy of the Independent State Legislature was promoted by supporters of the former president donald trumpwho also supported the initiative.
The opinion written by the Chief Justice, John Roberts, passed with six votes to three.
“State courts retain authority to apply state constitutional restrictions when legislatures act under the power vested in them by the Election Clause”Judge Roberts wrote.
Jesús García, a journalist specializing in immigration, national affairs and politics, offered details of this news in a new broadcast of the podcast “La Opinión Hoy”.
García spoke of a background of this case and it is Moore v. Harperswhich was given in 2022 and the Republican majority in the North Carolina state Legislature approved a map that it modified on a partisan basis to ensure that the Republican Party got the supermajority of the 14 seats that correspond to the state in Congress.
That determination was challenged in court under the case Moore v. Harperswhich reached the Supreme Court, which had to decide if the Supreme Court of North Carolina had the power to annul the mentioned map.
The positions were clear: the defenders of the map said the theory of “independent state legislatures” could be applied, but the opponents pointed out that this discredited the US Constitution.
The decision of the Highest Court not only responded in favor of the opponents, but also confirmed that the federal courts are the only ones that can determine reforms that have an impact on federal elections.
Political Round: Double standards in the Los Angeles Council
Is there a preference between councilors leaving the punishment for some and the way clear for others? Araceli Martínez spoke about it in “La Opinión Hoy”.
Martínez stated that “unlike the other council members who were removed from their positions as soon as the charges were announced, this time we found a group of council members, Paul Krekorian, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Hugo Soto-Martínez, very concerned about not suspending to Price”.
“There are plenty of arguments: that because they are not about federal accusations made by the FBI, that because you have to be very meticulousthat because we have to know the experiences of other cities in these cases before proceeding, that because we have to learn from past lessons, that because we should not rush, that the city charter prohibits removing from office those who have not been convicted,” he explained.
Furthermore, he added that “Councilor Harris-Dawson has gone so far as to say that it is a manhunt against African-American politicians. We remind you that the three councilors who have recently been suspended are: a white Jew, Mitch Englander; José Huizar, a Mexican American; and an African American, Mark Ridley-Thomas.