US Supreme Court DENIES Texas election lawsuit for ‘lack of standing’

US Supreme Court DENIES Texas election lawsuit for ‘lack of standing’

The court announced on Friday evening that the motion by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was denied the leave to file “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.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented from the decision, saying they would have granted the motion to file the complaint, “but would not grant other relief” and express “no view on any other issue.”

The justices “do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction,” Alito and Thomas said.

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