Luzerne County Board of Elections Files Motion For Justice Amy Coney Barrett To Recuse Herself From Ruling On New PA Election Laws Made By The PA Supreme Court
Reason|10 minutes ago [9:53 AM] Oct. 28, 2020
The motion was submitted on behalf of the Luzerne County Board of Elections but Luzerne County has voted to have the motion withdrawn.
No Supreme Court justice has assumed office so close to a presidential election
A Pennsylvania county is asking newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from a controversial case weighing whether or not to grant an extension for counting mail-in ballots after Election Day.
The Luzerne County Board of Elections, in filing the motion on Tuesday, wrote specifically that President Trump’s rhetoric surrounding Barrett’s nomination and her swift confirmation to the Supreme Court just a week before the presidential elections are worrisome when pivotal rulings in voting issues could affect the outcome of the race.