NCLCV Statement on Its Filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in Moore v. Harper
May 11, 2023
Raleigh, N.C. – In response to a request by the U.S. Supreme Court to the parties in Moore v. Harper, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, a respondent in the case, today filed a brief explaining how the ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court in Harper v. Hall impacts the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court. The filing is available here. Carrie Clark, executive director of North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, a respondent in the case, made the following statement:
“As our filing today explains, we believe what the North Carolina Supreme Court did was unlawful. But if you take its opinion at face value, it deprived the U.S. Supreme Court of any jurisdiction it might have had over the case about the congressional map. Equally egregious is the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision authorizing the General Assembly to redraw its own state-legislative maps—a mid-decade gerrymander that clearly is unlawful under our state Constitution. The North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision is a slap in the face to our Constitution, the rule of law, our democracy, and the ability of North Carolinians to protect their environment through fair elections and equal representation.”
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is a pragmatic, results-oriented, nonpartisan advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians, with an intentional focus on systematically excluded communities of color. We elect environmental champions, advocate for environmental policies that protect our communities, and hold elected leaders accountable for their decisions. We have worked for over 50 years to create the political environment that will protect our natural environment.