“Judges Doing What Judges Do: A Unified Theory of the 2020 Election Season”

Fascinating Sam Issacharoff:

Dozens of judges, from all political persuasions, uniformly rejected the extravagant claims of President Donald Trump to set aside the presidential election results, or to compel Republican state legislatures to deliver their electors to him. Even with the last case dwindling in the Supreme Court, it is clear that the naked appeal to the partisan background of judges fell flat. Within the legal profession there is a sense of satisfaction that the judiciary as an institution held firm and that the rule of law was vindicated. But why? Surely there must be some reason other than the donning of robes that produced this result. Why did judges not play to the role that politics seemed to ordain?

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