Skip to comments.BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Rewrite of State Election Law by District Court Judge — The Battle Is Joined
Posted on 10/05/2020 8:03:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
Late Monday afternoon the Supreme Court issued a Stay with regard to an order from a South Carolina federal district court judge who rewrote a provision of South Carolina election law due to the impact of COVID 19.
Judge Julianna Michelle Childs, an appointee of President Obama, granted an injunction for Plaintiffs preventing the South Carolina election officials from enforcing a provision of South Carolina election law requiring a witness signature on an absentee ballot envelope. Judge Childs set for the relief being sought by the plaintiffs as follows:
But the Supreme Courts emergency stay prevents Judge Childs order from being enforced and does so in terms that make it absolutely clear the state election law on requiring signatures on absentee ballot envelopes will be enforced four weeks from now.
The application for stay presented to THE CHIEF JUSTICE and by him referred to the Court is granted in part, and the district courts September 18, 2020 order granting a preliminary injunction is stayed pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is timely sought. In no uncertain terms that means that Judge Childs order will not be enforced until after the Sixth Circuit has heard and decided the appeal of her Order by election officials in South Carolina. That wont be happening in only four weeks but just in case it does, the order wont go into effect if upheld until disposition on a petition for writ of certiorari is heard and disposed of in the Supreme Court and that is CERTAIN to not happen in the next four weeks.
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Trump is showing the world precisely why you fill judicial vacancies quickly and with qualified appointments.
I’m no fan of this chief justice and my comments should in no way reflect positively on him, outside of this particular ruling.
State election laws are being protected by the courts.
Another Obama judge whose not an Obama judge.
There will be judges fudging the law on ballots, closing times, counting deadlines all over the country. This is why the Supremes need 9 justices.
Resist this, Clownbammyjudge!
Roberts ruled for the constitution this time.
The SC will be needed badly in the next few months to block the Rats’ cheating attempts and a 4-4 court is a bad idea.
Fourth Circuit ain’t the bastion of Constitutionalism it used to be. (Unless President Trump has changed it.)
Im no fan of this chief justice and my comments should in no way reflect positively on him, outside of this particular ruling.
Apparently Kavanaugh issued the stay, but no one dissented.
Wow! this is a GIGANTIC win for honest elections and the rule of law and sets a powerful precedent!
Strangely, Robert’s did the right thing
Who knows why.
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Maybe because Ted cRuz called him out ;-)
Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s revenge, gotta love it.
Ronna McDaniel@GOPChairwoman· The Supreme Court just handed Republicans and the voters of South Carolina a huge victory for election integrity! Democrats had sued the state to strip away an important safeguard for absentee voting, but the Court ruled against them with no Justices issuing dissents.
Ronna McDaniel@GOPChairwoman· This win follows Republicans victory in the lower courts, where Democrats lost in their attempts to extend the states Election Day delivery deadline and eliminate the states ban on ballot harvesting.
Ronna McDaniel@GOPChairwoman· This is the SIXTH win for Republicans in roughly the last week following major victories in Iowa, Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire and Arizona. The RNC will not stop fighting to http://ProtectTheVote.com
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