Team Trump didn’t have a legal leg to stand on, SCOTUS ruled late Friday, tossing a major disappointment to defenders of the Constitution. Word was just released that the Supreme Court of the United States DENIED the motion filed by Texas.
SCOTUS denies to hear the case
Late on Friday, SCOTUS issued a rush decision stating, according to Fox News, that they “denied a Texas effort Friday that would have essentially nullified the presidential elections in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and Wisconsin.” That decision is a major blow to Americans demanding election integrity.
Plaintiffs don’t have a legal leg to stand on. “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,” SCOTUS declares.
“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.”
It’s not over yet but the window is closing. SCOTUS could still hear a suit if brought by proper parties. The next big deadline is December 14, with the Electoral College.
On January 6, a “joint session of the House and Senate to count the electoral votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.” As Fox relates, “Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the case,” without making any promises beyond that.
The heart of the case
At the very core of the Texas case before SCOTUS was the assertion that four OTHER states, “unconstitutionally changed their election statutes.” They claim to be injured by the failure of those states to conduct a fair election. The Supreme Court didn’t buy it.
A huge part of the problem is timing. SCOTUS would have had much more leeway before the election. Now that the results are in, fraudulent or not, the options become much more limited. Legal eagles are looking hard at their options to rehabilitate the case at the 11th hour, though it admittedly looks grim.
We may be getting down to President Trump’s last resort “nuclear option,” a declaration of emergency and martial law.
SCOTUS isn’t the final word. It’s well established that a sitting president, which President Trump legally is up until January 20, 2021, no matter what the election says, can do whatever they need to do to defend the Constitution.
The legal wheels of courts grind too slowly for an emergency so they can be ignored. Donald Trump has the authority at the wave of his hand to have everyone involved in the Russia Collusion witch hunt, every Antifa organizer and every suspected election fraudster rounded up and sent to camp courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.