Thoughts on the Independent Legislature Theory

Bill Raduchel
5 min readJul 8, 2022

The Constitution grants specific powers to the Legislatures of the States in four places: setting the rules for Federal elections, selecting electors of the President, electing senators and ratifying constitutional changes. The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case from North Carolina in which the state courts overruled the legislature in establishing the districts for electing members of the House of Representatives. Many articles have appeared on the supposedly dire consequences of a decision upholding the independent legislature theory.

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Bill Raduchel

Author, The New Technology State and The Bleeding Edge. Strategic advisor on technology and media, independent director and former angel investor.