US President Donald Trump was heard during the Medal of Freedom Ceremony for retired footballer Lou Hol Hol Holtz on December 3, 2020 at the White House Oval Office in Washington DC.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday it will not hear President Donald Trump’s recent legal attempt to challenge his bid for Biden in the presidential election.
The Trump campaign lawsuit, which seeks to invalidate more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two most democratic-heavy counties, said in a Wisconsin-3–3 decision.
Electoral College Ledge was preparing to cast his vote on Dec. 14 – where Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris won – and Trump campaign lawyers argued they did not have time to proceed through the usual legal channels.
“In this case, this court does not have sufficient time to follow the normal judicial process without immediately asserting its original jurisdiction,” the lawyers wrote in the petition filed on Tuesday.
“These actions should be entered into the circuit court,” Justice Brian Heddorne wrote in a majority opinion.
Hegdorn wrote, “It is not our duty to obey this law as some of my colleagues suggest. It obeys the law.”
“Even if this court has the constitutional right to hear the case directly, despite the legal text, the briefing reveals important factual disputes that are best handled by the circuit court.”
The chief justice of the court, in disagreement, said he agreed with the idea of holding a fact-finding hearing in the trial by the circuit court. But she added that she prefers the lower court to “report to us its actual findings, and decide on the important legal questions we have raised.”
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