The SCOTUS is not making things easy on President Trump.
A few days ago, the Trump campaign filed a Petition for A Writ of Certiorari and related Motion for expedited consideration with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Petition rightfully asks SCOTUS to overturn Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions regarding election procedure.
When SCOTUS hears this case, they will have no choice but to overturn the Pennsylvania case. But the problem is the court docket shows the SCOTUS response to the Petition could occur January 22, 2021–two days after the Inauguration.
Fox News notes this could make the case moot:
The justices this week set a reply deadline for Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and the other respondents named in the case of Jan. 22. The campaign had asked for the Supreme Court to order those on the other side of the litigation to respond by Wednesday and have reply briefs from the Trump campaign submitted by Thursday. It also asked the court to rule by Jan. 6. But the court did not oblige.
This means that by the time Boockvar and the others the Trump campaign is seeking to take to the Supreme Court even respond to the petition, President-elect Joe Biden will already be sworn in.
At that point, the court could simply decline to hear the case, saying it is moot or impossible for them to resolve at that point…
And this is why I believe much will have occurred before this case is even considered. Because why would President Trump leave to chance the possibility that he gets vindicated after the fact?
Almost every move being made by the courts forces President Trump to take matters into his own hands.
But what one has to wonder is who is setting the schedule on this?
With all that hangs in the balance in this election, why does it seem as if the deck is so carefully stacked against the good guy, Trump?
As I’ve said since the election, the good guys will win in the end. If they continue to push Trump against the wall, he will come out swinging soon.