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In Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court reviewed whether acts by the state Legislature regarding the regulation of federal elections can be subject to state-level judicial review. Government actions are presumptively subject to judicial review, the Constitution's elections clause does not create a carveout to this expectation. In Moore, the North Carolina General Assembly passed new Congressional maps. The North Carolina Supreme Court struck down the maps due to partisan gerrymandering. Members of the Generaly Assembly sued in federal court, alleging that the North Carolina Supreme Court did not have authority to strike down Congressional maps due to the Elections Clause. Chief Justice Roberts writes for a 6-3 majority. Read by Jeff Barnum.