Friday, December 11, 2020

Just Out: Supreme Court Dismisses Texas Suit

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a long-shot bid by President Trump and the state of Texas to overturn the results in four states won by Democrat Joe Biden, blocking the president’s legal path to reverse his reelection loss.

The court’s unsigned order was short: “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Clarence Thomas, as they have in the past, said they did not believe the court had the authority to simply reject Texas’s request. “I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
So that's that. Until the next wacky, ridiculous claim, coming soon I'm sure.


Entropic man said...

Good. Glad to see that the judges are loyal to their constitutional responsibility rather than the party which appointed them.

Entropic man said...

So in the last resort the Supreme Court decided 7-2 that Joe Biden had won.

David Appell said...

And not even 7-2 really. The 2 only thought the case should appear before them. Maybe that means they would have ruled for it, maybe not.

All three of the SCOTUS judges Trump nominated ruled against him.

David Appell said...

Predictably, Trump and his people are disparaging the Supreme Court: