Henry L. Chambers Jr.

Henry L. Chambers Jr.

Henry L. Chambers Jr. is a professor of Law at the University of Richmond.

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The independent state legislature doctrine could reverse 200 years of progress

By: - August 2, 2022

In a case to be heard in the coming months, the U.S. Supreme Court could decide that state legislatures have control over congressional elections, including the ability to draw voting districts for partisan political advantage, unconstrained by state law or state constitutions. At issue is a legal theory called the “independent state legislature doctrine,” which […]