Given the fact that President Joe Biden was inaugurated last month, many in the Democratic Party likely assumed that they would no longer have to hear about the widespread challenges that arose in the wake of November’s election.
The U.S. Supreme Court, however, recently affirmed that it would hear arguments later this month in determining whether it would take up several high-profile election-related complaints that remain pending within the judicial system.
Challenges in multiple states
According to the Washington Examiner, the potential cases include challenges filed by former President Donald Trump’s legal team as well as one initiated by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA).
Additional challenges have been raised by attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, all of which were filed in the aftermath of the presidential election.
The Supreme Court has previously rejected requests for expedited hearings on multiple cases prior to Inauguration Day, leading some legal analysts to assert that the cases are now moot. On the other hand, some experts argue that they still need to be heard in an effort to settle possible long-term issues that could arise in future elections.
According to a case listing published by the nation’s highest court on Friday in advance of its Feb. 19 conference to distribute cases and pick which ones it will consider directly, there were at least five election-related challenges that could end up on the docket in the coming months.
As the Epoch Times reported, Trump’s legal challenges include election certifications in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. For his part, Kelly is challenging election law changes made in his state without the approval of the legislature.
“Important and in need of the court’s review”
The Supreme Court could also take up a challenge to the results in Michigan and Georgia, as filed by Powell and Wood, respectively.
All five cases “allege some form of unlawful election-related conduct affecting the result of the election,” as the Epoch Times explained.
The complaints focus on issues including mail-in ballots, access to poll watchers, security measures, and tabulations recorded by voting machines.
Trump attorney John Eastman said that the “legal issue” at the heart of the former president’s Pennsylvania suit “remains important and in need of the court’s review” regardless of Biden’s subsequent inauguration. Greg Tuefel, a lawyer representing Kelly, also indicated that he has no intention of dropping his lawsuit.
Of course, even if the high court agrees to hear any or all of the cases, arguments are not likely to begin until much later this year.