Former Supreme Judge James Robart could go before the US Supreme Court to argue a lawsuit over the constitutionality of a controversial new voting law, CNN reported Wednesday.
The case, brought by two of Robart’s former clients, a South Carolina couple and a Texas couple, could be heard next month.
“This is a case that should be heard by the highest court in the land,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told CNN on Wednesday.
“And I think the Supreme Court will hear it.
This is an issue that we have to resolve, not through the court of public opinion.
This should be the highest and best court in this land.
It’s an issue of national security and national security issues.”
Robart is a member of the conservative Supreme Court who authored the landmark ruling that found the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional in 2015.
He also represented the U.S. on the UN Human Rights Council and was nominated to replace Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who left the bench in January.