Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02), Vice Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Moore v. Harper:

“Today’s ruling is a major victory for free and fair elections in North Carolina and across the country. One branch of state government should not have unfettered and unchecked power over state election laws and maps. Here’s the bottom line: independent state legislature theory is extreme and antithetical to the fundamental promise of checks and balances in this country. 

“This case should never have reached our nation’s highest court. The people of North Carolina are tired of Republican politicians attempting to silence their voices through partisan gerrymandering. Now more than ever, we must continue the fight to protect and expand the rights of all voters, especially at a time when state legislatures in our state and across the country are seeking to undercut the pillars of American democracy for political gain.”

Congresswoman Ross attended oral arguments for Moore v. Harper in December 2022.