"If the Supreme Court endorses this insane theory, then I will firmly believe that the United States can no longer be considered a democracy."
Scott Pettigrew, political scientist and senior elections analyst for NBC News, commenting on an election case out of North Carolina that the Supreme Court has agreed to review next term regarding the “independent state legislature” theory. Under that theory, state legislatures have broad power to set rules for federal elections, even if state courts say those rules are unconstitutional. (Twitter – June 30, 2022)
"It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the Rule of Law.”U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in a letter to Joe Biden, regarding his official retirement from the court on Thursday, June 30, at noon; Ketanji Brown Jackson will replace him. (Reuters — June 29, 2022)
Mesa County, Colo., Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, who allegedly violated the security of her office to prove that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, regarding her indictment on 10 counts of tampering with election equipment and misconduct. Peters maintains that she did nothing wrong. (CPR — June 23, 2022)
U.S. Rep. Mary E. Miller, commenting on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, while speaking at a Donald Trump rally the day after the Court’s decision. Miller’s team quickly explained that it was “a mix-up of words.” (Washington Post — June 26, 2022)
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Garland said the Justice Department will work to protect reproductive freedoms and “will not waver from this Department’s founding responsibility to protect the civil rights of all Americans.” (NPR — June 24, 2022)