The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an injunctive relief request filed by Senator Mike Kelly (R-Penn) calling on the court to consider Pennsylvania’s votes cast in the 2020 election.
A court order filed on Tuesday shows Kelly’s appeal was referred to SCOTUS by Judge Samuel Alito, but was subsequently dismissed by the court. No dissent was noted.
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Kelly’s case called on the court to review the constitutionality of an electoral law expanding postal voting passed in October 2019 by Governor Tom Wolf, a change that should have required an amendment to the state constitution.
The state, by contrast, urged the court not to get involved, according to documents reviewed by SCOTUSBlog.com:
In its Tuesday filing, Pennsylvania urged judges to stay out of the dispute, telling them Kelly was seeking “one of the most dramatic and disruptive invocations of the judiciary in Republic history.” Kelly’s claims are “fundamentally frivolous,” Pennsylvania asserted, have not been raised or decided below and would ask the court to “constitutionalize huge swathes of state procedural law without any credible basis” for do it.
Meanwhile, SCOTUS on Tuesday agreed to hear a case from Texas lawmakers claiming election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin violated the U.S. Constitution.
“[P]Maybe this decision means that this case could be founded? Notes The good scoop.
Justice SCOTUS warns against bureaucratic tyranny, but the solution is local. It’s here…
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