On Friday, the US Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit filed by Texas that challenged the 2020 election results in the states of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court denied the Lone Star State’s case due to its “lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution.” Furthermore, the court dismissed additional pending motions and stated that “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”
Justice Samuel Alito was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas in his dissent, stating, “In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction…I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
The court’s brief order came as a surprise as six states, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, and South Carolina, had formally joined Texas in the lawsuit. Other states had also filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiff’s motion.