As I'm sure everyone is aware, the SCOTUS declined to take up the Pennsylvania election cases, on a 6-3 vote. The lead dissent was written by Justice Thomas, with Alito and Gorsuch also dissenting. As Thomas put it (quote borrowed from Red State):
To my mind this decision simply confirms what was apparent from the refusal to the SCOTUS to take up the Texas election lawsuit that was joined by numerous other states. As I stated at the time, this marks the definitive abdication of the SCOTUS from playing its full constitutional role as a co-equal branch of the government. These cases--so clearly of fundamental importance for our constitutional order as a republic--were very obviously declined on political grounds, and likely out of fear. I fail to see now how the SCOTUS can ever regain its former prestige. One can argue that the abdication took place at some earlier point in history, but to me this decision, by confirming the previous abdication, makes it official and irrevocable. I see no point in discussing it further.
This is not the conservative court that Americans were promised. Barrett & Kavanaugh already look too weak to be taken seriously. The Federalist Society is a joke. The entire facade of institutional conservatism is now crumbling before our eyes. https://t.co/yUm6J6lt4G— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) February 22, 2021