Noteworthy in that this is a win in court for Team Trump, which hadn’t had much success so far. But as far as I can tell the number of ballots affected is small and won’t dent Biden’s lead.
You probably remember the ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court a few weeks ago allowing mail ballots received up to three days after Election Day to be counted. That decision was dubious, as state law set the deadline on Election Day; the court just sort of … bent the rules a little, reasoning that states need a little flexibility during a pandemic. The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on whether to overturn that ruling and might yet revisit it now that Amy Coney Barrett has joined the bench. That meant that, in theory, the entire election could have come down to the status of those late-arriving ballots. *If* Pennsylvania’s electoral votes had turned out to be decisive, and *if* the vote there was so close that the late-arriving ballots would determine the winner, then we’d have a clusterfark for the ages.
But PA’s electoral votes aren’t decisive. And Biden has enough of a lead right now — 50,000 votes or so at last check — that whatever ends up happening to those 10,000 or so late-arriving ballots won’t matter.