From the editor of the highly-respected SCOTUSblog:
President Donald Trump, other supportive Republicans, and aligned commentators have firmly convinced many tens of millions of people that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
If that view continues to take hold, it threatens not only our national politics for the next four years but the public’s basic faith in elections of all types that are the foundations of our society.
A simple five-page per curiam opinion genuinely could end up in the pantheon of all-time most significant rulings in American history.
Every once in a long while, the court needs to invest some of its accumulated capital in issuing judgments that are not only legally right but also respond to imminent, tangible threats to the nation.
Read the full editorial.
This may be our first Editorial in the nearly two decades of the blog’s existence. The Supreme Court should decimate Texas’ original action seeking to invalidate the results of others states’ votes. https://t.co/M5TeehbfTv
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 11, 2020