Case Updates Mar 8-12

By Matt Cooper

With nearly all of the cases regarding the 2020 Presidential election resolved, there is little to update this week. See below for information on two cases originating in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Pennsylvania:

  • The case of Bognet v. Degraffenreid remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a petition for writ of certiorari. Responses from Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State and the Democratic National Committee are due by March 15. At issue in the case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurped the power of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by extending the absentee ballot receipt deadline. The appellants assert that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling violated various provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Wisconsin:

Case Updates Mar 1-5

By Matt Cooper

With its order list on March 1, the U.S. Supreme Court has now dismissed nearly all of the Presidential election cases that were pending. Dismissals are very likely in the remaining cases from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In non-Presidential election cases, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on March 2 in the Arizona case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. At issue in the case is whether the state’s policy of not counting out-of-precinct provisional ballots violates the Voting Rights Act and whether a state law prohibiting individuals from collecting and delivering absentee ballots unjustifiably burdens the right to vote. An opinion is expected in June.

Arizona:

  • In In Re: Bowyer, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team.

Pennsylvania:

  • The case of Bognet v. Degraffenreid remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a petition for writ of certiorari. Responses from Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State and the Democratic National Committee are due by March 15. At issue in the case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurped the power of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by extending the absentee ballot receipt deadline. The appellants assert that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling violated various provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Wisconsin:

  • In In Re: Feehan, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team.
  • The case of Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on former President Trump’s petition for writ of certiorari following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The case was distributed for conference on March 5. UPDATE: In its March 8 order list, the Court denied former President Trump’s petition.

Case Updates Feb 22-27

By Matt Cooper

Only a few Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court following the denial of petitions for certiorari in seven cases on Monday, Feb. 22. Denials are likely in the remaining cases. In non-Presidential election cases, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tues, March 2 in the Arizona case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. At issue in the case is whether the state’s policy of not counting out-of-precinct provisional ballots violates the Voting Rights Act and whether a state law prohibiting individuals from collecting and delivering absentee ballots unjustifiably burdens the right to vote.

Arizona:

  • In Re: Bowyer, a case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, has been distributed for conference on Feb. 26. UPDATE: The Supreme Court denied the petition in its March 1 order list.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari after rulings in favor of the defendants in the lower courts.

Georgia:

  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, the U.S. Supreme Court denied attorney Lin Wood’s petition for writ of certiorari following rulings in favor of the defendants in the lower courts.

Michigan:

  • In King v. Whitmer, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari following rulings in favor of the defendants in the lower courts.

Pennsylvania:

  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari following rulings in favor of the defendants in the lower courts.
  • In Pennsylvania Republican Party v. Degraffenreid, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari after rulings in favor of the defendants in the lower courts. Justices Thomas and Alito wrote dissents, beginning at p. 25 of the Court’s order list. Justice Gorsuch joined Justice Alito’s dissent.
  • The case of Bognet v. Degraffenreid remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a petition for writ of certiorari. Responses from Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State and the Democratic National Committee are due by March 15. At issue in the case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurped the power of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by extending the absentee ballot receipt deadline. The appellants assert that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling violated various provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 26. UPDATE: The Supreme Court denied the petition in its March 1 order list.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount.
  • 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin NAACP, and the Democratic National Committee. Former President Trump filed a supplemental brief on Feb. 9 asserting that the case is not moot because the issues are capable of repetition in future cases. The case will be distributed for conference on March 5.

Case Updates Feb 15-19

By Matt Cooper

A handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of these cases have been distributed for conference on Feb. 19 or Feb. 26. The Court will very likely find these cases moot, with the exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation.

Arizona:

  • In Re: Bowyer, a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, has been distributed for conference on Feb. 26.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.

Georgia:

  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.

Michigan:

  • In King v. Whitmer, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Michigan state defendants filed a response brief, as did the City of Detroit. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. 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. The government appellees waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania state defendants waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.
  • 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 has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition. Justices Thomas and Alito wrote dissents, beginning at p. 25 of the Court’s order list.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 26.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President Biden waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Dane and Milwaukee County defendants. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19. UPDATE: On Mon., Feb. 22, the Court denied the petition.
  • 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin NAACP, and the Democratic National Committee. Former President Trump filed a supplemental brief on Feb. 9 asserting that the case is not moot because the issues are capable of repetition in future cases. The case will be distributed for conference on March 5.

Case Updates Feb 8-12

By Matt Cooper

A handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court, most distributed for conference either on Feb. 19 or Feb. 26. The Court will very likely consider these cases moot, with the exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation.

In non-Presidential election cases, Election Law at Ohio State is now tracking a case in Alaska challenging the state’s adoption of ranked-choice voting: Kohlhaas v. State of Alaska.

Arizona:

  • In Re: Bowyer, a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, has been distributed for conference on Feb. 26.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Georgia:

  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Michigan:

  • In King v. Whitmer, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Michigan state defendants filed a response brief, as did the City of Detroit. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. 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. The government appellees waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania state defendants waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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 has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President Biden waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Dane and Milwaukee County defendants. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin NAACP, and the Democratic National Committee. Former President Trump filed a supplemental brief on Feb. 9 asserting that the case is not moot because the issues are capable of repetition in future cases.

Case Updates Feb 1-5

By Matt Cooper

A handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court will very likely consider these cases moot, with the exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation. In non-Presidential election cases, Election Law at Ohio State is now tracking a case in Alaska challenging the state’s adoption of ranked-choice voting: Kohlhaas v. State of Alaska.

Arizona:

  • In In Re: Bowyer, a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a response brief was due Jan. 28.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Georgia:

  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Michigan:

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

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. 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. The government appellees waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania state defendants waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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. 22.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President Biden waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Dane and Milwaukee County defendants. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin NAACP, and the Democratic National Committee.

Case Updates Jan 25-29

By Matt Cooper

A handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court will very likely consider these cases moot, with the exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation.

Arizona:

  • In In Re: Bowyer, a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a response brief was due Jan. 28.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Georgia:

  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.

Michigan:

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

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. 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. The government appellees waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania state defendants waived their right to file a response brief. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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. 22.

Wisconsin

  • In Re: Feehan remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President Biden waived his right to file a response brief, as did the Dane and Milwaukee County defendants. The case has been distributed for conference on Feb. 19.
  • 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin NAACP, and the Democratic National Committee.

Case Updates Jan 18-22

By Matt Cooper

Though President Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, a handful of Presidential election cases remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court will very likely consider these cases moot, with the exception of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, which has the potential to impact future election litigation.

Arizona:

  • In In Re: Bowyer, a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on a mandamus petition filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a response brief 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 remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. A response brief was due Jan. 14.

Georgia:

  • In In Re: Pearson, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, the appellants filed a stipulation of dismissal.
  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari remains 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 remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Michigan state defendants filed a response brief, as did the City of Detroit.

Pennsylvania:

  • The Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari remains pending in the U.S. Supreme Court in four Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases decided in October and November. 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. The government appellees waived their right to file a response brief.
  • In Kelly v. Pennsylvania, a petition for writ of certiorari remains 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. Governor Evers waived his right to file a response brief.
  • The case of Trump v. Biden remains pending at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump campaign’s petition for writ of certiorari following an adverse ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the campaign’s requested recount. President 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 following adverse rulings in the federal courts below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission waived its right to file a response brief, as did Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin NAACP.

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.

Case Updates Jan 4-8

By Matt Cooper

Despite Congress’ counting of Electoral College votes in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris following Wednesday’s shocking assault on the Capitol Building, various Presidential election cases remain pending. It is expected that courts will rule many of these cases moot or that the plaintiffs will file notices of voluntary dismissal.

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 is due Jan. 14.

District of Columbia:

  • In Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Pence, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in D.C. federal district court. The plaintiffs had asserted that portions of the Electoral Count Act violate Article II of the U.S. Constitution by restricting state legislatures’ prerogative to post-election certification of Presidential electors.

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. A response brief is due Jan. 14.
  • In Still v. Raffensperger, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in Fulton County Superior Court. The plaintiffs had alleged various violations of Georgia constitutional and statutory law in the running of the November election, and sought a court order decertifying the state’s Presidential election results.
  • In Trump v. Kemp, the Trump campaign voluntarily dismissed its complaint filed in federal district court. The complaint asserted that the defendants violated the U.S. Constitution by deviating from the “manner” that the Georgia legislature established for choosing Presidential electors.
  • 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 is 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. A response brief is due Jan. 14.

New Mexico:

  • The case of Donald Trump for President v. Toulouse Oliver remains pending in federal district court. The campaign sought a court order vacating certification of the New Mexico’s Presidential election results, but the court will likely now deem the matter moot.

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, see the case 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. A response brief is due Jan. 14.
  • 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 has been distributed for conference.

Texas:

  • In Gohmert v. Pence, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency application filed by Representative Gohmert and other plaintiffs seeking an order preventing Vice President Pence from following the procedures of the Electoral Count Act.

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. A response is due Feb. 3.
  • 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. A response is due Feb. 3.