On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that they would not be hearing a 2020 election lawsuit that was focused on having President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris removed from their positions.
In the lawsuit, it is stated that the hundreds of lawmakers who refused to conduct serious investigations into the allegations of widespread election fraud had violated their oaths. As a result, Biden and Harris were able to take on their positions “fraudulently.”
On Friday the justices’ decision in a private conference that the case would not be heard in court. This means that the case failed to pass the threshold of the four votes necessary for it to be heard in court.
Raland Brunson, a Utah-based man who filed the lawsuit took to Facebook to say that despite the petition being denied they would continue fighting and they would “petition for reconsideration. On Thursday Brunson had stated that he was preparing to have the case denied, but that he had been preparing for the possibility it would happen.
The case had also been dismissed in the lower courts due to a lack of jurisdiction. The U.S. solicitor general had also waived the government’s rights to respond in such cases.
Steve Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law, while speaking with CNN called the case “frivolous” and said that there was no way for this lawsuit to have won the attention of the court. He further added that the lawsuit was based on inaccuracies.