Texas Abortion Ban Challenge Will Continue in Courts
Texas in September imposed one of the strictest bans in the nation, prohibiting abortions in many cases after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected.
Abortion clinics in the state sued over the law, arguing it violates the U.S. Constitution.
However, Gorsuch also said the case would only proceed against certain defendants. . . .
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, should also be dismissed because he doesn’t have the ability to enforce the law, Texas Senate Bill 8.
The law contains the unusual provision that state officials cannot enforce it, instead leaving it up to private citizens to sue people accused of violating it.
Mark Lee Dickson, the only private person named as a defendant, should also be dismissed because he has not filed a suit, Gorsuch said. . . .
The case will now go back to a district court that ordered the law temporarily blocked but was later overruled by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has said the law can remain in place as challenges against it play out.
The same path could be followed, with an eventual return to the nation’s highest court.
The new order came after a state judge, David Peeples, ruled Thursday that the law violated the Texas Constitution.
(Excerpt from Epoch Times.)
Chief Justice Roberts filed a concurring and dissenting opinion in which Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor joined. He calls the Texas law unconstitutional because it chills a woman’s right to choose under Roe and Casey. Consider his embrace of judicial supremacy in his final statement:
“The nature of the federal right infringed does not matter; it is the role of the Supreme Court in our Constitutional System that is at stake.”
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