Ocasio-Cortez Says US ‘Witnessing a Judicial Coup in Process’

“If the president and Congress do not restrain the Court now, the Court is signaling they will come for the presidential election next,” Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) tweeted in response to news that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Moore v. Harper—a case involving the dubious right-wing “independent state legislature theory” (ISLT)—this October.

ISLT, which the Brennan Center for Justice calls a “baseless” concept “making the rounds in conservative legal circles,” contends that congressional elections can only be regulated by a state’s lawmakers and not its judiciary, or even its constitution. The theory has been embraced by supporters of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Commondreams Ocasio-Cortez Says US ‘Witnessing a Judicial Coup in Process’