This opinion by Judge Matthew Brann, dismissing another Trump Campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania, is very well-written

I'd encourage everyone to read it; it explains some of the key laws and precedents quite well

Via @marceelias / @DemocracyDocket:…
Because there's nothing for SCOTUS to do

➡️ If they affirm the decision, nothing changes

➡️ If they reverse – which simply won't happen on an evidentiary record like what the Trump people have put together – Dems in Congress object to counting the EVs
No. First appeal is "as of right" / must be heard. Everything after that (en banc review, SCOTUS) is optional
This thread from @bradheath – who I've followed for years now, and you should too – expertly details why this case is going nowhere on appeal
Reminder: though Judge Brann was appointed by Obama, he's a conservative Republican
That's... not a good statement to make 😬

Dismissals with prejudice happen all. the. time.
Nah, the harshness doesn't affect the appealability – they get to appeal "as of right" anyway
Here's a very thorough rundown of the Brann opinion from @questauthority

Encourage you to read the whole thread
Federal judges typically hire law clerks, who are generally lawyers who graduated at/near the the top of their law school classes

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I think @SidneyPowell1 should look on the bright side: being fired from President Trump's legal team frees her up to be General Counsel for the UNC System when Tom Shanahan leaves for his new gig at UNC Health

When one door closes another opens etc etc
(I kid, I kid! I hope/pray the next General Counsel is less corrupt than both of them)
I have, and it's *glorious*

No more incompetent than constructing a sham lawsuit to engineer giving $2.6M in education money to the local Klanners like soon-to-be former UNC General Counsel Tom Shanahan did 😉
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I would ask where you bought your psychotropic drugs, because courts don't allow litigants to introduce new evidence on appeal so you're clearly smoking that good sh*t

SCOTUS is undoubtedly aware of that implication as well
Yes, I got from reading that tweet that you were under the influence of a hallucinogen

You telling me you just think that way normally is not making the point you think it is
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Amy blocked me back in 2017 when I pointed out there was no way for Trump to handpick replacements for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell:
It's a painfully stupid tweet of a thing that won't happen
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Doesn't matter. The original vote count happened, and Trump is behind; if a recount doesn't finish, Trump ends up still behind

This is vastly different from 2000
The graduate in last place of the medical school rankings is still called Doctor

This is that
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Doing my small part for democracy, serving as one of the legal observers for the recount in Durham

Zero discrepancies since 10am

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Machines are manned in bipartisan pairs, feeding one ballot at a time

Before each machine is used, it's unlocked, a BOE person comes by with a flashlight, and all 3 inspect each part of the machine to make sure there are no hidden ballots and the initial count is zero
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