Unic Press UK: Many lawmakers’ in the U.S. House of Representatives and an American constitutional law expert are urging the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to assume jurisdiction in the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas (plaintiff) against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the States’ of Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin (defendants).
Professor John Eastman, renowned scholar and former dean at the Chapman University School of Law, thinks the SCOTUS has a duty to perform – hear the case, thereby taking up the role of a trial court since it is a dispute between states’.
Speaking on Thursday on Newsmax’s ‘Greg Kelly Reports’, and making a reference to Texas’ ‘Motion for Leave to File Bill of Complaint’, which was filed on 8 December 2020, Eastman said:
“In any event, with 18 states now and the president of the United States himself, the press to exercise whatever discretion they have to take the case, and hear it, is extremely strong. Look, I think both sides ought to want to have this resolved. Half the country thinks this election was stolen, including, according to [pollster] Rasmussen, 30% of Democrats. If that’s true, why would even the Biden camp not want to actually have a court look at the data, look at the violations of state law that occurred to loosen the fraud risk protections on absentee ballots. What would they not want to get this cleared up? So if they do win the election after a fair review, they can come in as a more legitimate president. I suspect the Supreme Court is going to meet in conference tomorrow [Friday, 11 December 2020] to decide whether to grant Texas’ motion to file the original action. And then they’ll confront the issue like President Trump’s motion to intervene. If they grant that Texas motion, they’ll set a briefing schedule. They could even appoint a special master to look at some of underlying allegations of fraud.”
In a strong statement in support of the State of Texas, 106 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. Mike Johnson, have approached the Supreme Court by filing a ‘Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae’.
Proud to lead over 100 of my colleagues in filing an amicus brief to express our concern with the integrity of the 2020 election–& our election system in the future. We believe this suit filed by Texas, supported by 17 other states, merits full & careful consideration by SCOTUS. pic.twitter.com/ZKpP8XFl1C
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) December 11, 2020
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020