SUPREME COURT MAY INVALIDATE H.R.1

Aaron Belkin

March 2019

House Resolution 1, the For the People Act (“H.R. 1”), includes provisions to end gerrymandering, register every voter automatically, reduce the influence of big money in elections, and prohibit voter suppression. While H.R. 1 would enhance democracy, there is little doubt that if Congress enacted the law, the Supreme Court would look skeptically at its restorative provisions, and would strike down its key elements on the basis of unpersuasive constitutional analysis.