Supreme Court rejects PA challenge

The Supreme Court refuses to hear the case concerning Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional state law:

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to stop Pennsylvania from finalizing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state despite allegations from allies of President Donald Trump that the expansion of mail-in voting was illegal .

The action by the nation’s highest court, which includes three justices named by Trump, came as states across the country are locking in the results that will lead to next week’s Electoral College vote. It represented the latest in a string of stinging judicial opinions that have left the president defeated both politically and legally. 

By their one-sentence denial, the justices left intact a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which said the challenge to a state law passed in 2019 came far too late. New Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett appeared to have participated in the case; no dissents or recusals were noted.

It’s the usual Catch-22. Challenge in a timely manner and you have no standing or cause. Challenge when you actually have standing and cause and you’re told it is too late. I wouldn’t worry about it, though. I have never believed President Trump was counting on either the courts or the legislatures to do their duty to uphold the Constitution and defend the legitimacy of the electoral system.

Meanwhile, Timmy in the comments has no idea.

Supreme Court finally ruled against PA lawsuit. This is what you’ve been waiting for.

No, that’s not what we’re waiting for. That’s not even close to what we’re waiting for. When the media is shrieking in terror, people in masks are screaming in shock and horror about dictators and fascists and Hitler, and black smoke fills the skies, then you’ll know what we’ve been waiting for has arrived.