A lawsuit brought forth by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The lawsuit, which hoped to invalidate the election results of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin will not be considered by the nation’s highest court. Votes on the matter were not made public, but judging from the separate statement made by Justices Alito and Thomas, the other seven justices were in agreement on the matter.
Their statement follows:
“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. 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.”
Justice Alito and Justice Thomas wrote in dissent:
“Statement of Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins: 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.”