This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
We have never seen anything like Texas v. Pennsylvania in the history of the Supreme Court. A very large group of red states has lined up behind Texas, and a very large group of blue states is backing the other side. I cannot recall another Supreme Court case in which so many states have sought to be involved on some level, and so to me, it would be unthinkable for the Supreme Court to try to slap this suit away as if it was insignificant.
The U.S. Constitution gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction over controversies between states, and so if the Supreme Court is not willing to properly deal with the grievances that the red states have there is no other place for them to go.
In an article that I published yesterday, I explained that the Court had required the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia to file their responses by Thursday at 3 PM, and that is precisely what happened.
But a whole bunch of other parties decided to get involved in this case as well. The following are all of the updates that were posted on the Supreme Court website on Thursday alone…
Motion of State of Ohio for leave to file amicus brief not accepted for filing. (December 10, 2020) (corrected motion electronically filed)
Response to motion for leave to file bill of complaint and motion for preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order or stay from defendant Wisconsin filed.
Opposition to Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint and its motion for preliminary relief from defendant Georgia filed.
Opposition to motions for leave to file a bill of complaint and for injunctive relief from defendant Michigan filed.
Opposition to motion for leave to file a bill of complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction, temporary restraining order, or stay from defendant Pennsylvania filed.
Motion for leave to file amicus brief from the District of Columbia on behalf of 22 States and Territories filed.
Motion to Intervene and Proposed Bill of Complaint in Intervention of State of Missouri submitted.
Motion of State of Ohio for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae and Brief for Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiff/Defendants of Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly submitted.
Motion of Certain Select Pennsylvania State Senators for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Motion of Christian Family Coalition for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Amicus brief of Bryan Cutler Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Kerry Benninghoff Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives submitted.
For Leave to File Complaint-in-Intervention of Ron Heuer, et al. submitted.
Motion of U.S. Representative Mike Johnson and 105 Other Members for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Motion of Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, Senator Lora Reinbold, Representative David Eastment, et al. (Elected State Officials) for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Amicus brief of City of Detroit submitted.
Motion for Leave to File and Amicus Curiae Brief of Justice and Freedom Fund in Support of Plaintiff of Justice and Freedom Fund in Support of Plaintiff submitted.
Complaint in Intervention of Ron Heuer, et al. submitted.
Amicus brief of Ga. state Sen. William Ligon et al. submitted.
Motion of L. Lin Wood for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Motion of Steve Bullock, in his official capacity as Governor of Montana for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
I have never seen a flurry of activity like this for any other Supreme Court case.
As you look over that list, you will see that there are all sorts of big names on there, and nearly all states are represented in at least some capacity.
But there is one huge name that is completely missing.
For some reason, Joe Biden has decided not to be involved in this case at all.
I think that Joe Biden’s lawyers are telling him that it would give the case credibility if they got involved and they don’t want to do that.
But to me, this is a major tactical mistake on their part. If Texas wins this case, Joe Biden will probably not be the one sitting in the Oval Office for the next four years. With so much on the line, if I was a presidential candidate I would want to make sure that my interests were being represented properly in this case.
In any event, this case is moving forward, and the outcome will make history no matter which way it goes.
Needless to say, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia are very upset about the suit that Texas has filed. In fact, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro went so far as to call the suit a “seditious abuse of the judicial process”…
The Pennsylvania AG’s office described the Texas suit as a crass political maneuver to extend Trump’s term.
‘Texas’s effort to get this Court to pick the next President has no basis in law or fact. The Court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated,’ they urged.
Of course that is a bunch of nonsense.
As I detailed yesterday, Texas is alleging very serious violations of the Electors Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in all four states, and the evidence clearly shows that those constitutional violations did indeed take place.
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia would have us believe that Texas and other red states were not harmed by these constitutional violations, and they would have us believe that the Supreme Court could not possibly take any action even if there were constitutional violations because that would “disenfranchise” millions of voters.
But it wouldn’t disenfranchise those voters if the Court ordered new elections in those four states, and that is what I believe is the appropriate remedy in this case.
I know that is a minority viewpoint, but I am sticking with it.
On Thursday, the District of Columbia, 20 blue states, the Virgin Islands and Guam filed an amicus brief in support of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia.
An amicus brief had already been filed by a coalition of red states on Wednesday, and on Thursday six of them actually asked the court to allow them to become co-plaintiffs…
Missouri on Wednesday led a group of 17 states in filing a brief that supported the Texas lawsuit, which alleges that the four key swing states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden violated the Constitution by having their judicial and executive branches make changes to their presidential elections rather than their legislatures.
But the Thursday filing led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, which also includes Arkansas, Utah, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina, would make those states parties before the court in the case rather than just outside voices weighing in. President Trump’s campaign did the same on Wednesday.
Subsequently, 106 Republican members of the House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in support of Texas.
That has got to carry a lot of weight with the Court.
At this point, the Court is essentially boxed into a corner. If they throw this case aside very quickly, that will cause a massive uproar on the right.
But if they actually allow oral arguments and give this case the attention that it deserves, that will cause a massive uproar on the left.
Whatever they do, about half the country is going to be exceedingly angry.
And if Texas v. Pennsylvania ultimately results in Trump winning the election, we will witness a national temper tantrum that will shake our nation to the core.
We have reached one of the most critical moments in American history, and the future of our Republic hangs in the balance.
Historically, the Supreme Court likes to try to find an easy way out, and they may be very tempted to try to dispose of this case very quickly.
But that wouldn’t solve anything. I think that it is a very ominous sign that there is so much open animosity between red states and blue states now. Just like we witnessed prior to the Civil War, states are picking one side or the other, and talk of secession is starting to pick up steam. In fact, it was the top headline on the Drudge Report on Thursday morning.
And if the Supreme Court ignores the clear constitutional violations that occurred during this election, that will only make things a lot worse.
As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated in his complaint, either we have a Constitution or we don’t.
That is what Texas v. Pennsylvania is really all about, and in a few days we will have a clear answer to that question.
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A call to arms. Now is the time for all good Truckers to come to the aid of their country. Cut off the blue cities. No chemical treatment shipments to purify the water supply and they start to die from water borne illnesses in two weeks Cut off the food supplies and they start to starve to death in three weeks. Cut off all fuel, medical, and money supplies to ATMs and banks. Patriots will then cut off the electricity to the blue cities. The rural red areas will exterminate the rats as they crawl out of their sewers. They think that Orange man is bad. They haven’t seen anything yet.
Trump’s fat butt is heading out the White House door come January. His legacy is already clear to see:
– chaos and poverty for the average Joe
– cities falling apart
– Americans getting vaccinated at the hands of the military
– the rich (Trump’s friends) are richer than ever
– China’s economy is doing great
What alternate universe do you reside in?
* chaos thanks to Joe’s party backing Antifa and BLM
* cities falling apart increasingly facilitated by Joe’s Democrat party
* Joe’s party will not make vaccinations mandatory. Democrats stand for individuality
* Joe has no rich friends that will get wealthier via China Free Trade
* Chinas economy will be doing even better under Joe at our expense
Gotta luv the fasco-Marxist jackasses like Fart Thoughts above, doncha! He is so frantic that he need to troll here to vent his H8TE, ignorance and bile. Great to see ignorance publicly displayed, isn’t it. But he does have one thing right, Trump’s legacy.
– chaos and poverty – yes in Portland, Seattle with the Marxist Antifa; in San Fran, my home town, with thousands in the socialist workers’ paradise living in tents; in Democrap Chicago, with blacks dying at the hands of other blacks, depite the most stringent gun control around; poverty in NY where Bolshevik Bill has destroyed the city. So, partially right, Fart Thoughts. We’ll give you a D+. OK?
– cities falling apart. True And the cities are Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, NY, LA, SF, Portland, and Seattle. Fart is, of course, too dense to figure out these are all hard left cities.
– Americans getting vaccinated at the hands of the military. Of course, the big Covid pusher is Biden. But Fart is too ignorant to know that.
– the rich (Trump’s friends) are richer than ever. Yeah, as in the Wall Street that overwhelmingly voted against Trump. Uber Trump haters like Bezos, Gates, Warren Buffit, all the Hollywierd Learjet leftists, ad nauseam, Fart ought to get a clue. He might find one on eBay
– China’s economy is doing great. Another true statement. Thanks to Hunter Biden, it’s doing OK. Of course, Trump is the first one who actually pushed back on China racking in massive profits and stealing IP (hey, Fart, do you know what IP stands for? Nah, didn’t think so) and more.
So, we should be thankful for ignorant trolls like Fart Thoughts posting here. This is ACTUALLY all they got! Viz., willful ignorance, paired with the hubris (look it up, Fart… we know you aren’t that smart) and a lack of wisdom to know how utterly puerile and imbecilic his posts is.
So, thanks, Fart! Looking forward to your next post, proving once again how utterly dense the left is.
Hey Frank Hope your comment is satirical otherwise you are a real idiot!
Jakartaman…You are correct. Frank is an idiot!
While I typically find Michael’s analysis to be fairly accurate broadly , I do not find it even remotely plausible that the SC would even venture down the road of ordering reprised of the elections to be held in the contested States.
Simply put here, there isn’t enough time to execute any such directive in the face of looming Constitutional deadlines…which not even the SC can abrogate. Logistically speaking it 8s simply not feasible to due so. Thence we are left with to – and only two – remedies for the current clear abuses committed by the named States ;
1) The Supreme Court elects to nullify the results of the elections as conducted in the contested States due to an overwhelming preponderance of evidence that clear abuses of process occurred therein and that there exists a sufficiency of evidence to conclude that significant vote tampering occurred. In effect, by their own actions, the States themselves disenfranchised their respective voters. I am rather sure that if the Court rendered such a decision the immediate effect would be that the citizens of said States would be utterly FURIOUS with their current slate of elected officials, the consequences of which would be seen during the next series of State-wide elections…wherein a whole-sale clean-out of the existing ‘Good Ol Boy/Girls networks would be seen.
2) As Michael has observed in his piece, the SC has developed a distinct tendency to take the ‘Easy way out’ over the last several decades. In this specific case that would correspond to the Court ordering the Congress to prepare to be seated thence to settle the matter by vote of the House and Senate (corresponding to selecting the President and Vice President respectively) effectively shifting any blame from themselves on the Congress itself.
The second of the options I describe above is – IMHO – exactly what we will see transpire in the next 10 days roughly.
Completely O/T here, ZeroHedge put out a piece yesterday titled, ‘The Oil Refinery Crisis Will Wirsen This Winter’ detailing just how many refineries are preparing to shutter themselves in the coming months; the details given there are sobering indeed. I STRONGLY recommend that everyone hereafter begin a priority effort to establish your fuel reserves at the highest levels you can support…this is perhaps the means by which they intend to ‘bring us to heels, by warping the supply/demand equation such that the price of fuel becomes prohibitive thereby effecting another – inescapable – layer of lock-downs on the plebes.
We have never seen anything like Texas v. Pennsylvania in the history of the Supreme Court.
Ex parte Merryman (1861) ?
Ex parte Vallandigham (1863), ?
Texas v White (1869)?
Jakartman- Sad fact is cant fix stupid. The fix is about to come forth and cleanse the world of stupid and evil. Adios frank thoughts of epic stupid…….
I think you’ll find that most blue states are mostly red.
There’s no do-overs for this election. There’s only comingled ballots that now can’t be separated so they either appoint new electors that would be friendly to Trump’s interests OR they throw out ALL those votes because they’re tainted. Personally I think they’ll appoint new Trump friendly electors and let them do the deed. Which should have been done on the night of the election. Not now 5 or 6 weeks on the other side of it… Anyway Joe Biden’s Nat’l Security issues, him being in the pocket of China AND the Conservative judges of the SCOTUS will keep him and the vice presidential Demon beside him out of the White House. You can feel the gaining of momentum for a complete Trump victory every day now. And I feel AND SEE IT too…
Not so fast Jakartman, if Trump loses (God forbid) and doesn’t call out the military than he’s just the controlled opposition some people accuse him of. He’ll probably leave the country before it gets going. He may just join Bush Jr. in Ecuador.
Chaos & Poverty have been caused by the Blue States … Rioting, Looting, Burning of American Businesses. The cities falling apart are the ones who need to be held accountable for expecting the “American People” who work & pay taxes – to bail out their “Lack of Leadership”… Last I heard WALMART is gearing up to Vaccinate. Frank you are delusional.
I am easily stronger than anyone within a day’s walk of me. I have academic honors. I have not made any serious mistakes.
I saw a homeless person take a cover off a lamp post and recharge his phone. There but for the grace of God go I
I can cover my expenses with math tricks and legalese, but not with hard labor and clean living, no matter which globalist comes or goes, or how fast he works.
I have no normalcy bias. No one has earned my cultish affections.
“Motion for leave to file amicus brief from the District of Columbia on behalf of 22 States and Territories filed.”
40 states are now rhetorically included, last I heard. Then, what.
Emergency powers would probably be declared for one reason or another, leaving unanswered the charges of Constitutional violation or of natural law to simply provide for oneself.
Well, that’s over. Just hear the court dumped it. So much for constitutionalists.
OK, Trump, fuhgeddaboudit, declassify and dump all the dirt, expose the lies. Declassify, most “Topsecret, secretsecretsecret” stuff is Bravo Sierra anyway.
It’s interesting from a social political perspective that the cultural divide today is geographically very similar to the Civil War period. The south was largely rural and agricultural while the north was more urban and industrialized. An adherence to the intent of the Constitution, namely the Bill Of Rights, with emphasis upon a strict interpretation of the 9th and 10th Amendments would alleviate much of the friction and thereby foster unity regarding those issues in common. “One size fits all” and central control doesn’t work in a nation numerically, geographically and therefore culturally diverse. Control and homogenization is the cornerstone of totalitarian socialism.
Saturday, one day after the dumba**e* on SCOTUS decided to pass on their Constitutional duty to solve the issue between states. The CITIZENS that have been damaged by certain states failing to provide a lawful & fair election have been DISENFRANCHIZED in the country’s efforts to select a President. Our flag has the colors of RED, WHITE, & BLUE. By denying legal recourse, you push millions of veteran patriots toward the reason for the RED.
very disappointing, you knew it was probablly going to go no where but to have all 9 basically say no thanks was really disappointing.
we just need to be honest with ourselves, the usa is on a decline. it sped up under obama, got a short pause under trump; but now it continues.
when 1/3 of the voting public cant be bothered to vote in 2020 and the country largely says no big deal to serious fraud in several swing states, you know we are in this ride on the decline and it will have to get much, much worse for enough people to want it to stop but as long as your phone works and you can stream 200 channels, it’s all good.
USA as founded, RIP.
cougar, good points. Justices Alito & Thomas voted the other way, for FAIR & FREE ELECTIONS.
I’d like to complement Texas & other states that tried to rectify this TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE by presenting their case. You are truly Great Americans.
95% of all politicians and agents of government from local to federal are traitors to the will of the people and are using covid as a bioweapon against the people in order to use force and coercion over the people to shut down the economy and control and force communism on the USA while rigging our elections for more of their traitor friends and the ccp.
This is treason.
If you want to have much more money, have a life of freedom, have far less hassles and problems, eliminate all the BS, have a less complicated life, to do what you want, be happier and more satisfied in life, have full control over your your own life, and have more self respect:
-get a vasectomy
-keep relationships very casual, keep every aspect of a relationship on your terms
-never get married
-don’t have kids
-never use the L word -love, never use the F word -family, never use the C word -commitment,
-never share secrets or personal details with the women you date
-enjoy the women, then the betas can have them and marry them.
After being protected by the Dem. party, the MSM, and the deep State during the election, why all of the sudden is Hunter Bi. back in the news with talk concerning new investigations into extensive criminal activity, now that his father has been elected Pres.? I’ll tell you why. Everyone knows since his father is a prominent politician and now pres.-elect, he will not be punished for his crimes, ever, no matter how serious, the investigations are merely a dog and pony show. After JoBi takes office, Repub.s, will not control the DOJ and all other federal law enforcement agencies, and the Repub.s know they won’t be able to do anything about it anyway. No doubt Kamala – the new VP, knows something about the renewed Hunter Bi. investigation. The goal is obvious, later JoBi will step down for “health reasons” after secretly securing total immunity for his family and associates, making Kamala the Pres.
The Dem. party and deep State wanted her to be Pres., from the beginning, but she only garnered less than 2 % of the primary vote, she was unelectable. Bernie was the leading Dem. candidate. However, the Dem.s were aware there was no way Bernie could win against Pres. DT, and besides Bernie would likely not nominate Kamala to be his VP. If you recall, even as Bernie was ahead in the Dem. primary polls, JoBi came out of nowhere to win the primaries. This was because the Dem. party leadership realized JoBi was the most viable Dem. candidate to run against DT, the fix was made. You can bet a deal was struck to have Kamala selected for his VP even back then. You can also bet they knew back then they would have JoBi step down sometime in his Presidency. Viola, Kamala is Pres.
Everything in politics is merely theater, a scripted play.
If the Democrats can break many laws, steal an election in the face of everyone and nothing happens, then why must I follow any laws. This is their way and they don’t care, so I will not care. It is now the best course of action to prepare, practice, stay in good health, take care of your family and be aware of the coming storm. Dementia joe said it himself, “It will be a long cold and dark winter.” Ok, I will deal with that, his followers voted for that.