Tossing out the last of the election challenges and sanctuary city claims, the US Supreme Court proved that Chief Justice John Roberts’ statement “that there are no Trump Justices, no Obama justices” to be true.
Last week, Biden’s Justice Department and New York and San Francisco asked Scott Harris, the Court clerk, to dismiss the three sanctuary city cases in New York City, New York State, and San Francisco. Their Attorneys General refused to cooperate with Federal ICE authorities.
The Trump administration had retaliated against the Blue states and cities by blocking approximately $385 million in justice assistance grants.
Trump’s ICE brigades were rounding up immigrants and placing them in privately-owned immigration detention centers.
The detention centers are publicly-traded companies, such as Geo Group and Core Civic, which also own private prisons. The immigrants are called “inventory.” (Biden signed an executive order phasing out the private prisons.)
A September 2018 Atlantic article stated a human rights group visiting the immigration detention centers had noted: the showers are filled with leeches, the water is pure bleach, and the dentist only performs extractions when filings would do.
Last of Election Challenges Denied
This week, the Court threw out Trump’s Wisconsin challenge after tossing Texas’ case last month.
In an unsigned order, the justices declined to hear Trump’s claim, charging Wisconsin election officials with violating the Constitution by permitting absentee ballots to slow the Coronavirus spread.
The denial of the case means that at least four Justices refused to hear the case. Clarence Thomas said he thought the Court should have heard the case.
Trump and his minions brought a total of more than 40 lawsuits challenging the election.
Trump previously said the Court “didn’t have the guts or the courage to make the right decision.”
“Who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time,” he told the Conservative Political Action Conference, falsely suggesting the Presidential election was rigged.