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Father, we pray that You would give the Supreme Court justices wisdom as they consider this case. Whatever the outcome, Lord, let it honor our Constitution and honor You.

As the Supreme Court considers Moore v. Harper, the justices are deciding whether they have the authority to subvert legislators. Let’s pray that God’s will is done.

From The Wall Street Journal. Analysis. Democrats claim the U.S. Supreme Court will subvert democracy if it overrules a North Carolina decision on legislative gerrymandering. But an extraordinary ruling Friday by the North Carolina Supreme Court shows why such U.S. judicial intervention is warranted.

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Four Democratic Justices struck down the GOP Legislature’s state Senate map and voter ID requirement—two weeks before the judges are set to lose their majority. The 4-3 Democratic majority has repeatedly overruled the GOP Legislature in election cases. Its ruling to overturn the Congressional map produced Moore v. Harper, the gerrymander case the U.S. Supreme Court heard this month.

That case involves the U.S. Constitution’s Elections Clause, which says the time, place and manner of Congressional elections shall be prescribed “in each State by the Legislature thereof.” Democrats say Legislature should be construed broadly and that state judges can check partisan lawmakers. But the North Carolina Supreme Court’s two decisions Friday underline how state judges can act as partisans and subvert democracy. …

In sum, the Democratic Justices gave themselves unchecked authority over redistricting. As Republican Chief Justice Paul Newby explained in a dissent, the majority’s vague criteria for judging maps “ensures that four members of this Court alone understand what redistricting plan is constitutionally compliant.”

Mr. Holder praised the decision, saying it “could influence the outcome of Moore v. Harper” since “the North Carolina Supreme Court clarified its role under state law as a check over the state legislature when it comes to redistricting” and “the Supreme Court of the United States will have to be held to that interpretation.”

Uh, no. The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t bound by state judges’ interpretations. While the Senate map, unlike the Congressional map, doesn’t implicate the U.S. Constitution’s Elections Clause, Democratic Justices are again revealing their partisanship. …

Who better represents democracy in North Carolina—an elected Legislature, or four state judges who flip their judicial logic when it suits their partisan ends? Let’s not hear any more jabberwocky about judges subverting democracy if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Legislature means Legislature.

What do you think of Moore v. Harper? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal. Photo Credit: Adam Szuscik on Unsplash)

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Lynne Johnson
December 20, 2022

I deeply appreciate any and all prayers for my home state of North Carolina. We need them desperately We have lame duck Republican senators who have no interest in voting as their constituents desire and a governor who is in dire need of Jesus and a change of heart. Please, please continue to lift this wonderful state up and pray for those conservatives in our legislature who continue to fight the good fight for God and Godly values!

    Betty Beardsley
    December 21, 2022

    Praying. My grandson and his wife live there now, and his wife’s parents pastor a church in NC

    Agreeing with you in prayer for God to pour out His Spirit and bring forth Godly values in every one of the 7 mountains of influence– family, church, business, government , education, arts and entertainment, and the media. Father, thank You that You hear our prayers. Let Thy Kingdom come and Thy will be done in NC. YOU are the Power and the Glory forever. Amen

Darlene Estlow
December 20, 2022

Father, give our Supreme Court justices wisdom and the desire to uphold the Constitution regardless of the reaction of those who want it to be progressive and treat the Constitution as a living document that changes with what people think. Protect our justices and their families.

December 20, 2022

If I understand what has happened in NC correctly, it is a slippery slope to more control by politicians, aka judges, than respect for our American brothers and sisters living in NC. Jesus intervene to protect your people, bring justice and truth to the people and may the people come to you in humble thanksgiving.

December 20, 2022

Nothing to pray for concerning the Supreme Court. Their credibility is gone. Greed, money and politics. The fattest wallets get justice at the Supreme Court. (Noem v Wayfair, etc.) The Supreme Court costs every US citizen money. Lawyers use the Supreme Court to bypass Congress and force their way on the American people instead of the representative process. The court is too stupid to realize this.

    Darlene Estlow
    December 20, 2022

    Not sure I understand your reasoning about the Supreme Court. The rulings they have made recently are according to the Constitution.

    Roxanne Rice
    December 20, 2022

    Even if this were true, and especially if this were true, the Supreme Court always needs our prayers. Your cynicism concerns me. With God all things are possible, including returning this nation to its godly heritage. God promises in Isaiah 1.26, 27, “And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

    I stand on that.


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