(Liberty Bell) – On Friday, justices on the U.S. Supreme Court who are understood to have conservative or originalist leanings were assigned to federal districts that include several key battleground states in the ongoing contested presidential election.
These new assignments were made by Chief Justice John Roberts and are a normal function of the court, according to The Western Journal.
However, the timing is rather interesting, as the Trump campaign is currently pursuing various legal challenges in these key electoral states, some of which stand to have a rather sizable constitutional impact depending on the outcome of these lawsuits.
TruNews Network first reported on the new assignments.
The outlet’s co-host Rick Wiles explained that the justices are assigned to oversee each of the 11 federal court circuits as well as the D.C. Circuits.
As there are only nine justices, some are assigned more than one circuit to oversee.
The justices also have the authority to determine which cases are brought before the full Supreme Court where, if four justices agree, the case is heard in the highest court in the land.
This is in addition to providing oversight to cases brought before the circuit each justice is overseeing.
Is it possible that, considering these battleground states are now within the district overseen by conservative or originalist justices, this could make the Trump team path to victory a little clearer?
This is what Wiles and his co-hosts wondered.
And we sure hope it’s the case.
Here are the specifics:
Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative, will oversee the 3rd Circuit. Battleground state Pennsylvania, where the Trump campaign has focused much of its attention and energy, is in this district.
Justice Clarence Thomas (pictured at top), a conservative, will now oversee the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, where ongoing recounts leave the potential for Biden’s lead in the Peach State to be overturned.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second nominee to the court who is believed to be conservative, is assigned to the Sixth Circuit. Michigan, won by Trump in 2016 but supposedly by Biden in 2020, is in this district. There have been allegations of voter fraud, particularly in Detroit, in this blue-collar swing state.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the newest addition to the court and Trump’s 11th hour third nominee, confirmed just weeks before the Presidential Election, has been assigned to the Seventh Circuit. Wisconsin, another site of questionable election results, is in this district.
The Trump campaign has launched lawsuits or other legal challenges in each of these states, although several cases in lower courts have already been thrown out.
“Do you see a pattern?” Wiles said. “The contested states are now supervised by conservative justices on the Supreme Court. This is not a coincidence.”
“Two are Trump appointees,” co-host Matthew Skow noted.
Copyright 2020. LibertyBell.com