90 Miles From Tyranny : All 3 Trump Supreme Court Appointees Decline Texas Election Case

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

All 3 Trump Supreme Court Appointees Decline Texas Election Case

All three of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — joined Chief Justice John Roberts and the three liberal justices in declining to hear Texas v. Pennsylvania.

In a short order issued Friday, the Court declared that Texas lacked standing to bring its case against Pennsylvania and three other states whose election rules were changed outside their respective state legislatures, as the Constitution requires.

Supreme Court Order to Texas by Breitbart News on Scribd

Throughout Barrett’s confirmation process this past fall, Democrats suggested that Trump had appointed her in exchange for favorable judgements during the election. Barrett denied that the president had ever raised the election with her at all.

The three new Trump appointees voted with their liberal colleagues, whose votes were never in doubt. Roberts has lately moved toward the liberal camp, and voted accordingly. Ironically, only Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, both appointed by Trump’s Republican predecessors (George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, respectively), voted to hear the case. Four justices out of the nine would have had to agree to hear the case for it to have proceeded at...

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PACOD3 said...

Maybe it's finally time to give it up. President Trump has gone through the courts and the SCOTUS has made a determination. As much as I don't want to see it happen and as much as I believe there was "fuckery" in the election, it's time to move on. I hope that the President is thinking the same thing.

Moopa said...

"lack of standing" doesn't mean the facts don't count. It means TX AG can't make the charge. The charge will have to come from the state's legislature.