- WND - Dec 11, 2020 -
The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday rejected the Texas case against four battleground states that President Trump called "the big one."
The court said Texas lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution.
"Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections."
Justice Clarence Thomas joined Justice Samuel Alito in dissent.
"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," Alito wrote.
The complaint was filed directly with the Supreme Court on the premise that the high court has original jurisdiction over disputes between states.
Alito said he 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."
Alito cited the Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v. California, which said "we likely do not have discretion to decline review in cases within our original jurisdiction that arise between two or more States."