Final Cases of the Week Heard by Supreme Court

Cases deal with Electoral College electors.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases of Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca. Both of these cases had the Justices of the Court hear arguments for and against a Washington state law that requires their members of the electoral college to vote according to how the law directs under threat of punishment of a fine or imprisonment. 

The court will determine if states have the power to legally enforce electors’ voting or if such laws are in violation of the First Amendment. Justices on both ideological sides of the court expressed concern that “faithless electors” could have undue power to sway the results of an election in violation of the popular vote, were an election too close to call. A decision on these cases is expected later this summer. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to lead the Justices of the Court to the best decision for the nation. 
  • For the Court to have wisdom on which future cases to hear.
  • That God would increase the flow of justice in our nation. 

Sources: SCOTUSblog, Supreme Court


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