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McCarthy Rejected by Supreme Court Over House Proxy Voting (2)

Jan. 24, 2022, 9:54 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s challenge to the chamber’s use of proxy voting, sealing a legal victory for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a system put in place during the early months of the pandemic.

The justices without comment left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the rule change is an internal legislative matter that under the Constitution’s speech-or-debate clause can’t be challenged in court.

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The House set aside two centuries of precedent when it voted along party lines in May 2020 to let each member serve as a proxy for as ...

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