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US Supreme Court dismisses Trump backed suit by Texas

The Supreme Court of United States on Friday summarily dismissed a suit brought by Texas challenging the Presidential election results in four States – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan.

The dismissal of the suit backed by incumbent President Donald Trump could very well be the final nail in the coffin for Trump’s attempts at overturning the Presidential election results in which Joe Biden had pipped him to emerge victoriously.

“The State of Texas’s option for leave to file a bill of complaint denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the way another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot,” the Court said.

Two judges, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas partly dissented by allowing filing of the bill of complaint but denied other reliefs.

The majority of cases filed in the Supreme Court of the United States, like the present one, are disposed of summarily by unsigned orders without hearing on merits.

Trump had pinned his hopes on the suit by Texas, tweeting before the hearing that “if the Supreme Court shows great Wisdom and Courage, the American People will win perhaps the most important case in history, and our Electoral Process will be respected again!”


Via Bar & Bench
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