Slate: Decision blocking Texas abortion law is a meticulous rebuke to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Perhaps most importantly, (U.S. District Judge Robert) Pitman chose not to center the sufferings of the Supreme Court justices who feel beleaguered by the demands of the shadow docket, or of Texas, which seeks to overturn Roe v Wade without being hassled by precedent or legal arguments. Instead, in footnote after footnote, Pitman centers the pregnant people who have relied on the courts to vindicate their rights, and excoriates the state for hurting them, for lying about it, and for its cynical attempts to circumvent the rule of law. “From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution,” he wrote. “That other courts may find a way to avoid this conclusion is theirs to decide; this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.”
The Washington Post: White House restoring key elements of major environmental law, reversing Trump.
Channel 3000: Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul asks people to stop with the vigilante stuff already.
Texas Public Radio via KERA News: Eleven Republican governors call for national immigration plan based on those of Trump, Abbott.
The plan includes defunct policies from the Trump administration and executive orders enacted by Texas Governor (Greg) Abbott. Many of these measures have been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges.
“We believe the states are authorized by the United States Constitution to do exactly what Texas is doing under the ten point plan that we are already acting on right now,” said Governor Abbott.
Channel 3000: WILL threatens to sue UW-Madison on discrimination grounds.
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