Earlier this week, Texas attempted to create a legal argument for overturning four other states’ presidential election results. The move, slammed by virtually everyone with any concept of Democracy or legality, is very likely to be dismissed by the highest court. If it isn’t, we have a very real coup d’etat on our hands and the overwhelming majority of both Americans and legal thinkers will likely find themselves in the streets protesting the attempted end to our democracy.
The SCOTUSblog is a site that covers the day-to-day news of the Supreme Court. It writes about the court’s opinions and the logistics behind the scene. The site was started by married lawyers, Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, and now boasts around 100 people working on or contributing to the blog. On Friday, Goldstein posted the first editorial opinion piece in its almost 20 years of existence, titled “Don’t just deny Texas’ original action. decimate it.” It is not a long piece. It is not a piece filled with heavy legal jargon. It is an important piece of business however, calling on the Supreme Court, assuming they deny Texas the permission to file such an outrageous and legally bankrupt motion, to also write an opinion as to why they are dismissing this piece of sedition.
Goldstein writes that the Supreme Court, which can simply deny this motion and call it a day, needs to really consider this moment in our history and make a statement that could be one of the most important documents this court ever produces. “A simple five-page per curiam opinion genuinely could end up in the pantheon of all-time most significant rulings in American history.” He points out that even Trump’s gaslighted supporters seem to understand that the current Supreme Court is “not a liberal institution,” and a statement about the dangerously irresponsible and treasonous attack on our democratic process would do a lot more to strengthen our democracy than what the current Republican Party is doing.
Here’s a list of 126 House members calling for the overthrow of our democracy. May they receive the full justice they have earned.