Case Updates Jan 11-15

By Matt Cooper

As President-Elect Biden’s inauguration nears, a handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court, each with no chance of affecting the transition of power. The Court will very likely consider these cases moot, with the possible exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation.

Arizona:

  • In Re: Bowyer remains at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. A response is due Jan. 28.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. A response was due Jan. 14.

Georgia:

  • In In Re: Pearson, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The State of Georgia waived its right to file a response brief.
  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. A response brief was due Jan. 11.

Michigan:

  • In King v. Whitmer, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Michigan state defendants filed a response brief, as did the City of Detroit.

New Mexico:

  • In Donald Trump for President v. Toulouse Oliver, the Trump campaign filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the case. The campaign had sought a court order vacating certification of the New Mexico’s Presidential election results.

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari and a motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. Responses are due Jan. 22. For updated U.S. Supreme Court documents in all four cases, see the page for In re Canvassing Observation/Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania state defendants waived their right to file a response brief.
  • In Pennsylvania Republican Party v. Boockvar, a motion for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The parties have submitted briefs and the case was distributed for conference on Jan. 15.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. A response is due Jan. 28.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration of an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President-Elect Biden waived his right to file a response brief.
  • The case of Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief.