The order, dropped Friday night, was succinct and unsigned.
The State of Texas’s movement for depart to file a invoice of grievance is denied for lack of standing underneath Article III of the Structure. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable curiosity within the method during which one other State conducts its elections. All different pending motions are dismissed as moot.
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas voiced objection to denying the submitting, however nothing extra.
Assertion of Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins: In my opinion, we don’t have discretion to disclaim the submitting of a invoice of grievance in a case that falls inside our unique jurisdiction. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. ___ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I’d due to this fact grant the movement to file the invoice of grievance however wouldn’t grant different reduction, and I categorical no view on every other difficulty.
The civil struggle and coup try must proceed with out the Courtroom’s blessing. This does put all these Republican senators who hold insisting that they can not acknowledge Joe Biden as president-elect as a result of there was nonetheless litigation ongoing on the spot. With Trump having 40 extra days to make their lives depressing, what are they going to say now?