Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

"Court rejects radical legislative theory, defends democracy"

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s repudiation of the “independent state legislature” theory in Harper v. Moore. The widely-admired conservative judge, J. Michael Luttig, called it “the most important case, since the founding, for American democracy.”

Indeed, nothing less than the preservation of judicial review, checks and balances and the vital role of cou...

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