Alan Dershowitz says Texas lawsuit tossed by Supreme Court should tell Trump's allies that they 'can't count on the judiciary' to invalidate election results
Summary List PlacementConstitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz on Sunday said that the Supreme Court's decision to toss the Texas election lawsuit signaled a message to President Donald Trump and his allies that they "can't count of the judiciary" to invalidate the election results, according to The Hill. Dershowitz spoke about the recent case that sought to overturn the results in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania during a WABC 770 AM radio interview with New York businessman John Catsimatidis. In an unsigned order issued on Friday, the high court rejected the lawsuit due to lack of standing. "The three justices that President Trump appointed, his three justices, voted not to hear the case," Dershowitz said. "I think it's a message to him and his team that you can't count on the judiciary, you can't count on the courts," he said. During his presidency, Trump successfully installed jurists Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which shifted the balance of the court to a 6-3 conservative majority. He said that Trump's campaign needed a "perfect storm" in order to invalidate the election results, with courts, governors, and state election officials aiding his cause. However, with the Electoral College meeting on December 14, further attempts to litigate the results are even more implausible as they were after the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden in November. Dershowitz said that state legislatures are "very, very unlikely" to help the president. He added: "So I suspect on Monday we will see the electors…elect Joe Biden. Whether you like that or you don't like it, that's the reality that the Trump team has to face." The Trump campaign has unleashed a litany of election lawsuits across the country since the election was called for Biden, with virtually all of the litigation proving unsuccessful. Nonetheless, the president continues to spread debunked allegations of widespread voter fraud, none of which have been successfully proven in court. The Supreme Court ruling on Friday came just days after the court declined to take up a similar Republican-backed case that focused on Pennsylvania's election results. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, told Newsmax on Friday that the campaign would present its case in district court. "We're not finished," he said. "Believe me." Dershowitz was a member of Trump's defense team during his impeachment trial earlier this year, where he argued that the president should not have been removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress because the charges did not constitute "high crimes."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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