Archive for April 15th, 2021

Perhaps the most important SCOTUS ruling ever…

April 15, 2021

Rather than ruling on the merits of the Texas election complaint, the esteemed Justices ran for the hills … and may have diminished the future political independence and relevance of the court itself.
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Yesterday, it was reported that Pelosi’s Congress has started drafting a law to pack the Supreme Court with 4 new (liberal) justices.

How did we get to this point … and what are the implications?

Flashback to a couple of weeks after the 2020 presidential election.

The Supreme Court “docketed” a complaint filed by the State of Texas (and a long-list of other complainants) that claimed voting irregularities in a handful of of states (details below).

I assumed that “docketed” meant that they would hear the evidence and rule on the case’s merits.

Silly me.

Recognizing that they would be caught between a rock and a hard place, the SCOTUS channeled Sgt. Shultz claim (“I hear nothing, I see nothing”) to stay out of the election dispute.

For the record, here’s the first part of the official SCOTUS statement:

ORDER IN PENDING CASE (155, ORIG.) TEXAS V. PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL.

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.

The key point: This isn’t a ruling on the merits of the case, i.e. whether there was election irregularities, fraud and rigging … or not.

The Court just decided to rule on procedural technicalities and leave the merits of the case open for all of us to decide.

That leaves about half the country thinking that the election was clean as a whistle … and, half suspicious of the election’s processes and results.

The obvious result: high tension and animosity.

Given its importance, let’s parse the court’s statement….

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April 15: COVID Dashboard

April 15, 2021

Daily New Deaths metric drops below 750
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