The Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Democracy

Moore v. Harper has hit the Supreme Court calendar, and conservative Judge Michael Luttig is sounding the alarm.


Episode Notes

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Judge Michael Luttig for the definitive conversation on a giant elections case now on the calendar at the Supreme Court. Moore v. Harper is a North Carolina redistricting case that is also a vehicle for the independent state legislature theory—a so-called doctrine that could radically reorder democracy in America. Judge Luttig, a stalwart of conservative legal circles for decades, will argue the case as co-counsel alongside former acting solicitor general under Obama, Neal Katyal.

In this week’s Amicus Plus segment, Dahlia is joined by Mark Joseph Stern to talk about the blossoming of bonkers gun cases in the wake of last term’s SCOTUS decision in Bruen, a big case concerning consumer protections and much more …

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