NCLCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision of Moore v. Harper

Dan Crawford, Director of Governmental Relations

June 27, 2023

RALEIGH–In response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on Moore v. Harper and the Independent State Legislature Theory, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV), a respondent in the case, issues the following statement by Dan Crawford, Director of Governmental Relations:

“Today, in a case that NCLCV has been fighting since 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Independent State Legislature Theory and affirmed that, in a constitutional democracy, the courts do have a role in redistricting and protecting free and fair elections. This draws into sharp contrast the blatantly partisan decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court to concede total power to the legislature to select their own voters. Without the ability for every voter to choose their representatives, our environment and all North Carolinians will be at risk to deep-pocketed polluters and power-hungry politicians.”


The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is a pragmatic, results-oriented, non-partisan 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 create a political environment that will protect our natural environment.

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