SCOTUS Dismisses Texas’ Motion

https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/121120zr_p860.pdf:

(ORDER LIST: 592 U.S.)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
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.

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. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. ___ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). 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.

See also: Understanding the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas’ election suit (by Retired Judge Kevin S. Burke, MINNPOST 2020-12-16)

Forget about the Victorians

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/15/the-victorians-jacob-rees-mogg-review

Jacob Rees-Mogg removed his tweets advertising his book about the Victorians:

  • Thank you to the Houses of …
    Jul 17, 2019 – Thank you to the Houses of Parliament shop which asked me sign copies of my book the Victorians this afternoon. It is in Parliament Street on …
  • Why the Victorians still matter …
    May 23, 2019 – … Victoria, I am delighted to publish my new history of The Victorians. … Victorian academics out there instead of your uninformed bargain bin …
  • The Victorians knew how to …
    May 13, 2019 – The Victorians knew how to run a country properly. I will be discussing this with @TristramHuntVA on 21st May. Ticket information is here: …
  • In these turbulent times, we …
    May 1, 2019 – To that end I have written a new history of the Victorian era, which will be published on 23rd May and can be pre-ordered now. I hope you enjoy …

 


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