Trump Lawyer: Supreme Court Dismissed Texas Case on a ‘Political Whim’

Trump Lawyer: Supreme Court Dismissed Texas Case on a ‘Political Whim’
President Donald Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis speaks to media while flanked by Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (L) and attorney Sidney Powell, at a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Nov. 19, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Jack Phillips

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Jenna Ellis rebuked the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an election integrity case filed by Texas against four key states.

Ellis said the move not to hear the case was a political decision.

“Now, you have the Supreme Court that really just decided, it seems like, on a political whim to not hear this case when clearly you have the interests of 80 million American voters whose votes were disenfranchised based on the corruption, based on the ignoring the rules in these states,” she told Newsmax after the case was rejected by the highest court in the country. “How they could pass on this is shocking. I think it’s morally outrageous.”

The lawsuit was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week, arguing that Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan relaxed their voting laws which led to “significant and unconstitutional irregularities” during the Nov. 3 contest. The suit argued that such measures, which were mainly issued by executive orders and through the judiciary branches of the respective states, were unconstitutional.

“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” said the Supreme Court in rejecting Paxton’s case, which drew support from numerous other attorneys general. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.” Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, in a dissent, said the case should be heard but stated that neither justice would have granted Texas any relief.

But Ellis claimed that their argument doesn’t make sense.

“It makes sense that a state would not have standing to challenge voting irregularities that only impacted state-wide elections,” she wrote. “But when states join together in a process to elect the President and several states cheat, that violation of rules impacts the whole Electoral College.”

Ellis said on the program that “we’re not finished, believe me,” regarding their lawsuits. Fellow Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made similar claims to Newsmax.

On Saturday, President Trump went a step further and castigated the Supreme Court for showing “ZERO interest” in wanting to hear evidence of election fraud, saying the court made the move to dismiss the case based on standing rather than the merits of their arguments.

“All they were interested in is ‘standing,’ which makes it very difficult for the President to present a case on the merits. 75,000,000 votes!” Trump wrote.

The move by the Supreme Court, according to Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, shows that Trump’s team likely won’t be able to seek relief in the judicial system.

“The three justices that President Trump appointed, his three justices, voted not to hear the case,” Dershowitz said in an interview Sunday on WABC 770 AM. “I think it’s a message to him and his team that you can’t count on the judiciary, you can’t count on the courts,” he said, reported The Hill.
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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