Friday, December 11, 2020

Bye bye bullsh!t lawsuit - Supreme Court tells Trump and friends to get lost

With a definitive 7-2 action on Friday night, the Supreme Court most likely put the final kibosh on Donald Trump's attempt to remain president even after he lost the election to Joe Biden.

From Raw Story

 “The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an audacious lawsuit by Texas that had asked the court to throw out the presidential election results in four battleground states captured by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.,” The New York Times reported Friday. “The court, in a brief unsigned order, said Texas lacked standing to pursue the case, saying it ‘has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.'” 

 . . . “The move, coupled with a one-sentence order on Tuesday turning away a similar request from Pennsylvania Republicans, signaled that the court has refused to be drawn into President Trump’s losing campaign to overturn the results of the election last month,” the newspaper reported. Marc Elias, who is coordinating lawsuits for Democrats, noted this is the 57th time Trump and his supporters have lost in court.

The lawsuit, called a longshot  and embarrassing by many legal experts and pundits, was brought by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton. Seventeen other states, all of which were won by Trump in the election and over 120 Republican members of the House of Representatives signed on to it.

Trump and his allies called it "the big one" probably because they knew it was probably his last shot in a ridiculous attempt to somehow remain president for a second term even after losing the election.

And it failed spectacularly, leaving more egg on Trump's face in front of the nation and world in general. Barring probably a few more public tantrums and displays of stupidity by him and his supporters, Trump's reign of terror presidency will be officially over in January when Biden is sworn in.

'Elderly lesbian couple win justice after being rejected from retirement home' & other Fri midday news briefs


Elderly lesbian couple rejected by homophobic retirement home finally win justice after ‘harrowing’ legal fight - Good for them. They deserve the victory.

More LGBTQ candidates won elected office this year than ever before - Nice! Representation matters. I can't begin to tell you how happy this makes me. I came from a time where the huge majority of LGBTQ people were fearful of being open, much less running for public office. Slowly but surely, we are climbing that mountain.