Supreme Court declines to hear Texas case

Fox News“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” the Supreme Court’s order reads. “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.”

The order does not foreclose any other pending or future election appeals at the Supreme Court, but time is running out. The states meet next week on Dec. 14 for the Electoral College exercise. And on Jan. 6 there will be a joint session of the House and Senate to count the electoral votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the case -- without granting other relief, like issuing an injunction on electoral proceedings. They added that they expressed "no view on any other issue."

There are other cases still alive. But the denial here of a clean, coherent case to address everything at once by a 7-2 vote is extremely disappointing. In reply I can only quote another judge:

Borepatch quoting KozinskiThe Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.

The Supreme Court has just declared that it has no courage to oppose a blatant electoral theft. Where, now, do honest citizens go for relief from a government that has refused to provide for an honest election? When you remove all legal, peaceable remedies, when you silence the opposition so their voices go unheard, when you corrupt the elections such that the party of government always wins, what then is left to an honest man who will not bend the knee to a tyrant?

This entry was published Fri Dec 11 18:48:20 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-12-11 18:48:20.0. [Tweet]

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