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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:39 PM

If it went to the Supreme Court, who would be involved?

I mean, if the results of the election are somehow contested long after the election, and it ends up with the Supreme Court as in 2000, would the entire panel of judges be involved?

Wouldn't the justices appointed by Trump be required to recuse themselves?

Honest question here.

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Reply If it went to the Supreme Court, who would be involved? (Original post)
cab67 Sep 14 OP
Claustrum Sep 14 #1
elleng Sep 14 #2
DetroitLegalBeagle Sep 14 #3
SCantiGOP Sep 14 #4
raging moderate Sep 14 #5

Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:41 PM

1. In normal circumstances when they have integrity, I think they do.

But we all know the Trump people have no integrity. I don't see any of them recusing themselves. And they will rule in Trump's way as well.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:42 PM

2. No recusals likely.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:42 PM

3. Same as every other case including Bush v Gore

SCOTUS would hear it as a whole like any other case. And none would recuse as its not required. No one can make a SCOTUS justice recuse themselves, they can only do so voluntarily. And likely none would for such a big and consequential case.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:45 PM

4. No SCOTUS requirement to recuse

They set their own rules, and there is no provision to recuse.
All but certain none would choose to do so.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:51 PM

5. They might cheat as in Gore v. Bush.

Remember when Bush successfully kept them from counting all the votes, on the grounds that it would do him irreparable harm?

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